TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican member of the Kansas State Board of Education who shares retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' last name is running to replace him in Washington.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A restaurant owner says he closed two locations in Lawrence because of backlash from people who believed he had ties to former Kansas Secretary of State Kris...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A tough-talking former Wisconsin sheriff with a national following among conservatives plans to help Republican Kris Kobach raise money for his U.S. Senate campaign in...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach acknowledged that he failed to properly supervise his staff while representing himself in that role during federal court...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor from Kansas abandoned his Senate run on Thursday and endorsed a fellow Democrat who just entered the race.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of four Kansas legislators who made headlines last year by defecting from the Republican Party is running for the U.S. Senate as a "pragmatic" Democrat, entering a race in...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Kansas (all times local):
Campaign finance reports show that western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is well ahead of...
The Kansas City Star, Sept. 19
As poll shows Kobach losing Senate race to Democrat, running mate says he may jump in
A bombshell poll and an explosive declaration detonated Wednesday...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Western Kansas' congressman launched a Senate campaign on Saturday, pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative who can keep the seat in GOP hands by...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with critics of an Indiana law who argue it would allow officials to illegally remove voters from the state's election rolls.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is not running for the U.S. Senate next year.
The ex-Republican governor made the announcement Monday. He said he is doing "interesting...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A law enforcement officer said that former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach asked him to investigate possible double voting and non-citizen voting, and that missing...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A veteran conservative Republican legislative leader who helped block Medicaid expansion in Kansas this year launched a campaign Wednesday for the U.S. Senate, jumping into an...
The Kansas City Star, July 8
'Disorganized and amateur': Even Republicans say Kobach Senate bid could spell disaster
If history is any guide, Kansas' U.S. Senate seat held by the...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a nationally known advocate of tough immigration policies and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, launched a campaign Monday for the U.S. Senate in Kansas...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Kansas (all times local):
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has announced his candidacy for the U.S....
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab says his office has filed three overdue financial reports with the federal government and fixed a $400,000 accounting error in a...
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The latest on the crowd-funded barrier built on the U.S.-Mexico Border (all times local):
The man behind an online fundraising campaign to build a...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — As an election supervisor and poll worker for more than 20 years, Robert Bailey routinely mailed in his ballot early, confident that voting problems elsewhere that he read...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outside allies of President Donald Trump have launched a public campaign urging him to nominate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his next secretary of Homeland...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a "border" or "immigration czar" to coordinate immigration policy across...
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit hotel has apologized to a group trying to raise money to build a wall along the border with Mexico after the group accused the hotel of discriminating against its members...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A grand jury that was impaneled to investigate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has adjourned without bringing an indictment.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require election officials to notify voters before their ballots are thrown out because of problems with...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A much-criticized national database that checks if voters are registered in multiple states wasn't used last year in Kansas, the state that administers it, the official overseeing the state's elections told lawmakers.
HOUSTON (AP) — What started as an online fundraiser to provide President Donald Trump with donations for his southern border wall has morphed into a foundation whose members vow to build a wall themselves.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A proposal to strip the Kansas secretary of state's office of its power to prosecute voter fraud cases has cleared its first major hurdle in the Legislature.
The bill endorsed Wednesday by a House committee would dismantle a key piece of former Secretary of State Kris Kobach's political legacy.
The Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee's unanimous voice vote sends the bill to the House for debate.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general says the state has dropped former Secretary of State Kris Kobach's appeal of a contempt order arising from a lawsuit over a proof-of-citizenship law.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday that the state dropped the appeal after the American Civil Liberties Union accepted $20,000 for attorney fees and expenses.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general says his office has negotiated an agreement for the secretary of state's office to pay $20,000 over former Secretary Kris Kobach's conduct in a federal voting-rights lawsuit.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday that the payment will offset attorney fees and expenses incurred by the American Civil Liberties Union's clients. The ACLU challenged a Kansas law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Committees in the Kansas House are considering two bills that would repeal the secretary of state's authority to prosecute election crimes, which was established after a long political fight by former Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has told a federal judge he's completed extra legal education that she required of him as a sanction in a voting rights lawsuit.
Kobach filed documents Friday in federal court showing he finished a six-hour course called "Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know" on Jan. 4. The course included one hour on ethics.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a vocal ally of President Donald Trump and an advocate of tough immigration laws, confirmed Friday that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 after losing the Kansas governor's race.
Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, joins a crowded field of Republicans who are either actively looking at the race or being touted as possible candidates. The list also includes U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A grand jury process to investigate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will begin next week in Douglas County.
District Court Judge Kay Huff said she anticipates selecting the jury and calling the first witness on Tuesday.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has confirmed that he's considering running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 now that four-term incumbent Republican Pat Roberts won't seek re-election.
Colyer said Monday during a news conference that he and his wife are "strongly looking at" the race.
A spokesman said Attorney General Derek Schmidt would be speaking to family, friends and supporters. Schmidt told reporters Monday, "Why wouldn't you look at it?"
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer isn't ruling out a future run for public office but says he will be looking at opportunities in both business and government service.
The Republican governor was not specific about his plans during a recent Associated Press interview, except to say he and wife Ruth will take "a little vacation" after leaving office Jan. 14 to Disney World.
He said: "I'll never to say no to public service where I can make a real difference."
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two moderate Republican legislators in Kansas became Democrats on Wednesday, capping an unprecedented round of GOP defections in the Kansas City suburbs that soured on President Donald Trump and a close political ally of his in this year's race for governor.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans have picked Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's top deputy to fill a vacant state Senate seat, making the chamber more conservative.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Election officials in Kansas counties don't believe voter fraud is a problem in the state, according to a survey of local election officials released Friday that counters Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's unsupported claims that voter fraud is widespread.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska city will continue paying former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach at least $10,000 a year to defend its immigration ordinance even though the last legal challenge to the rule ended in 2014.
Fremont's City Council unanimously approved its annual agreement with Kobach on Tuesday. Since 2010, the city has paid the Republican, who lost his bid to become Kansas governor this fall, a total of $101,817.29.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach worries fraud might have tainted a North Carolina congressional race that a fellow Republican appeared to have narrowly won.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's top deputy is hoping to win an appointment from fellow Republicans to a newly vacant state Senate seat.
Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker confirmed Friday that he is a candidate to replace GOP Sen. Vicki Schmidt of Topeka.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More than 1 million Kansas residents voted in the state's general election earlier this month to set a record for a non-presidential year.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Friday that the voter turnout of nearly 58 percent was "extraordinary." In non-presidential years over the past two decades, turnout in the general election had averaged 51 percent.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach said Friday that he's not seeking "random federal jobs" after losing the Kansas governor's race and suggested it could take him at least another month to decide what his future holds after he steps down as the state's top elections official.
Kobach told reporters that he has talked to President Donald Trump by phone since his election loss to Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly, a veteran state senator from Topeka. But Kobach wouldn't discuss the details.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas hasn't escaped the growing urban-rural political divide that is playing out nationally, especially after Democratic voters in the state's urban centers fueled Laura Kelly's victory over Republican Kris Kobach in the November governor's race.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two groups of local Democratic activists are meeting next week to fill the Kansas Senate seats previously held by Gov.-elect Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers.
Precinct committee members of Kelly's former Topeka-area district are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Topeka public library.