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Kansas businessman enters GOP Senate primary

Mar. 30, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas businessman Bob Hamilton on Monday announced he's running as a Republican for U.S. Senate. Hamilton threw his his name in the ring to be the Kansas Republican nominee for retiring four-term Sen. Pat Roberts' seat, the Kansas City Star reported. Other GOP hopefuls include...

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, left, R-Kan., shakes hands with former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, right, after receiving Colyer's endorsement in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. Colyer is urging Republicans to unite behind Marshall as he battles former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for the GOP nomination. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Ex-Kansas Gov. Colyer endorses Rep. Marshall in Senate race

Feb. 24, 2020 2:21 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer on Monday endorsed western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall for the state's open Senate seat with some Republicans still fearing a repeat of Colyer's narrow primary loss in 2018 to polarizing conservative Kris Kobach. Marshall said before a Monday news conference...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, photo, Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Topeka, Kan. Schwab has told county election officials that he wants them to change how they access the state's voter registration database in an effort to make it more secure. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas elections chief's security plan causes local unease

Feb. 17, 2020 11:47 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' elections chief is pushing to make the state's central voter registration database more secure by changing how counties tap into it, but some officials are nervous about what they see as a big project in a busy election year. Secretary of State Scott Schwab has told county...

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab speaks to legislators from south-central Kansas about implementing a 2019 law that permits counties to allow voters to cast their ballots at any polling place, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Republican secretary of state says his office needs another year to draft the regulations to ensure that electronic voter registration records remain secure and county computer systems can handle and update all records at once. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas' new elections chief sparks own voting-rights dispute

Feb. 12, 2020 6:08 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top election official says the state needs another year to prepare before it can give voters a choice of polling places on Election Day, even though it has been nearly 10 months since the Legislature enacted a law aimed at making voting more convenient and boosting turnout. Even...

Judge rules against Georgia elections chief in records case

Feb. 11, 2020 4:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Georgia officials' arguments in an election-related lawsuit and ruled that information being sought by a journalist and an activist is subject to public disclosure. Investigative journalist Greg Palast and civil rights activist Helen Butler are seeking lists that...

In this Jan. 27, 2020, photo, Knute Buehler, a Republican candidate for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press in Bend, Ore. In 2018, the Republican party's candidate for governor of Oregon painted himself as a centrist, criticized President Donald Trump's environmental stance and said he didn't want to be linked to divisive national figures. Buehler lost to incumbent Gov. Kate Brown. Now, Buehler is running for a seat in Congress in a district covering a conservative swath of Oregon, and has taken Trump into a tight embrace. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Oregon candidate, once a Trump critic, now embraces him

Feb. 8, 2020 10:39 AM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — In 2018, the Republican party's candidate for governor of Oregon painted himself as a centrist, criticized President Donald Trump's environmental stance and said he didn't want to be linked to divisive national figures. Knute Buehler lost to incumbent Gov. Kate Brown by almost 120,000...

In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 photo, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, makes a point during a debate for GOP Senate candidates at a Kansas Republican Party convention in Olathe, Kan. Wagle is using her high profile in an anti-abortion cause to boost her campaign. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Abortion is unlikely complication in Senate race in Kansas

Feb. 5, 2020 3:42 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A fight in the Kansas Legislature over protecting its power to restrict abortion has become an unlikely complication in the Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat, even though the top candidates all oppose abortion. Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle is campaigning for higher...