Boyda drops out of 2020 Senate race
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas Democratic congresswoman has dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pat Roberts.
Kansas businessman Orman: No plans to run for office again
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman says he has no plans to run for political office "anytime soon" after unsuccessful campaigns as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate and governor in...
Recent Kansas Editorials
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...
Another Republican announces run for 1st District seat
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Republican commissioner for western Kansas' Finney County has kicked off his campaign for the state's 1st District seat in Congress after two-term incumbent Roger...
Ex-Kansas lieutenant governor Mann running in 1st District
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Lt. Governor Tracey Mann says he plans to run for the state's 1st District seat in Congress.
Mann, who was lieutenant governor for former Gov. Jeff Colyer,...
Kansas’ Pompeo could swing Senate race, but will he run?
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't address speculation that he might run for the Senate in Kansas during a Friday college lecture in his home state, though some who...
The Latest: Pompeo silent on Senate run in home state speech
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Friday lecture in Manhattan, Kansas (all times local):
Northeast Kansas city official kicks off US Senate campaign
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas city official is running for the U.S. Senate next year as a Democrat.
The Kansas City Star reports that Manhattan City Commission member Usha Reddi...
Pompeo to give Landon Lecture at Kansas State next month
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will give a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University next month.
Pompeo will speak Sept. 6 at McCain Auditorium. He has been...
GOP commentator running for US Senate seat in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A conservative commentator says he is joining the race of the U.S. Senate in Kansas.
Bryan Pruitt said Monday he will return to the state from Washington D.C. for what he...
Top GOP state lawmaker launches US Senate bid in 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...
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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...
Kobach launches US Senate bid in Kansas; some in GOP wary
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) — A former federal prosecutor who's been an executive in a company that invests in medical marijuana has launched his campaign as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in...
Ex-Chiefs player, businessman runs for US Senate in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.
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The Kansas City Star, June 21
Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran thinks murder should have consequences. Why don't his colleagues?
Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran did the right thing again. He's flying...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has broken with most other Republican senators in voting to block President Donald Trump's administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas attorney who was eying a possible run for U.S. Senate has announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer and likely won't run for elected office...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is partnering with two Midwestern Democrats to fight the spread of misinformation about vaccines in the face of measles outbreaks...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator is suggesting that the state treasurer should drop his bid for the U.S. Senate because he "needs to be at home, helping to raise his young...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas' two Republican U.S. senators have split over supporting President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Kansas delegation pushing military honor for Bob Dole
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Members of the Kansas delegation to Congress say former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole should be promoted from captain to colonel in the Army.
Pompeo says he’s ‘ruled out’ Kansas Senate bid in 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020.
Pompeo, who represented Kansas' 4th Congressional District from 2011 to...
Kansas senators worry about precedent in border declaration
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' two Republican U.S. senators worry about the precedent set by President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border with Mexico to secure more money for a wall.
Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts said Saturday that they are concerned that a future president could use a similar declaration to impose policies that Congress has not authorized. The White House has said $6.1 billion will be redirected to the wall.
Potential Senate candidate arrested over suspended license
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas attorney eying a possible run for U.S. Senate has been arrested for driving with a suspended license.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Democrat James Thompson was arrested on Jan. 27 in Greenwood County.
Trump says Pompeo not leaving Cabinet for Senate race
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "absolutely not leaving" the Cabinet even as top Republicans make a pitch for him to run for the Senate in Kansas.
Pompeo, who served four terms in the House and was Trump's CIA director before moving to the State Department, avoided the subject altogether in a tweet he sent following Trump's comments.
GOP courtship of Pompeo clouds 2020 Senate primary in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — At least eight Kansas Republicans have expressed interest in running for the Senate seat Pat Roberts will be leaving after four terms, but a big cloud hovers over the potential 2020 field as some in the party nudge U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to enter the race.
Pompeo deflects Kansas Senate talk, says he has ‘full plate’
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is deflecting speculation that he might run for Senate in Kansas, saying he has a "very full plate" in his current job.
Pompeo was asked Wednesday night in a Fox News television interview about whether he might run next year for the seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. He stopped short of ruling it out but said his "singular focus" is his work as the nation's top diplomat under President Donald Trump.
Kobach says he’s seriously considering US Senate bid in 2020
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.
McConnell to soon receive first KC-46 refueling tanker
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita could receive its first KC-46 air refueling tanker later this month.
Boeing announced on Thursday that the Air Force has accepted the aircraft and signed the paperwork allowing deliveries to proceed. The tanker uses the Boeing 767 passenger airplane as its airframe.
The company says McConnell will receive the first four aircraft, all of which are ready for delivery. The next four aircraft are slated for Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma.
Kansas Senate president considering 2020 race for US Senate
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The top Republican in the Kansas Senate said Wednesday that she is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020, saying she believes Congress needs more conservative Republican women.
Top Kansas House Democrat, Senate GOP leader name key aides
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The top Democrat in the Kansas House and a Republican leader in the state Senate have named new chiefs of staff.
House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer of Wichita announced Tuesday that Heather Scanlon will become is top aide. Scanlon has been the House Democrats' communications director for more than two years and also has been communications director for the Kansas Democratic Party.
She replaces Cory Sheedy, who took a job on Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly's staff.
Kansas state treasurer running for US Senate seat in 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner is running for the U.S. Senate in 2020.
LaTurner declared his candidacy Tuesday for the Republican nomination, less than a week after four-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts announced that he will not run for re-election.
Departing Kansas Gov. Colyer considering Senate race in 2020
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?"
GOP Sen. Roberts of Kansas says he won’t seek re-election
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the longest-serving member of Congress in Kansas history, announced Friday that he won't run again in 2020, setting up a scramble to replace him in a GOP-leaning state where Democrats are energized by key victories in last year's midterm elections.
The Latest: Kansas Rep. Marshall considering Senate race
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' future (all times local):
A spokesman says Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 now that Sen. Pat Roberts does not plan to seek re-election.
Kansas senator’s consensus building may cost him support
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts decides whether to seek another term, observers say his style of traditional bipartisan consensus building might now be a liability in a polarized political world.
That style was on display as Roberts, 82, maneuvered the 2018 farm bill through Congress with support from both parties — a move ultimately embraced by President Donald Trump as a rare bipartisan success
Kansas Sen. Roberts in session by himself during shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts was in session briefly by himself in an otherwise empty Senate chamber during the federal government's partial shutdown.
The Kansas City Star reports that Roberts and his wife came Thursday to the Capitol for the Senate's afternoon session while colleagues in both parties remained away. The session lasted only three minutes.
Former US attorney for Kansas considers run for senate seat
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom has talked to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a possible run for Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' seat.
The Kansas City Star reports that Grissom confirmed Monday that he's been considering a 2020 run as a Democrat for roughly a year. Although he's not made his decision, he's laying the groundwork.
Kansas senators support bill to overhaul federal sentencing
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts support a bill that would be the largest overhaul of federal sentencing laws in decades.
The two Republicans reiterated their backing of the bipartisan measure Wednesday. President Donald Trump also supports it.
Moran was among the measure's first sponsors and said it is sensible legislation to make drug sentences fairer, fight the opioid epidemic and promote programs that prevent repeat offending.
Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program.
The vote was 87-13. The House is expected to pass the measure soon and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature.
Kansas GOP’s chairman to step down in February after 6 years
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Republican Party will be getting a new chairman in February.
State GOP Chairman Kelly Arnold has announced that he will not seek a fourth, two-year term after serving six years as the Kansas party's top official. The Republican State Committee will name his successor during the party's next statewide convention.
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts isn’t ruling out a run for Senate
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is working to get a farm bill passed to prove he's still a viable candidate for 2020.
Kansas Republican rescinds positive comment on McCaskill
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is asking Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri to remove his name and praise for her from a new campaign ad.
Kansas Sen. Moran says he will vote to confirm Kavanaugh
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The Republican senator made his announcement after Thursday's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford.
Ford accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a gathering of friends in 1982, when both teenagers. Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegation.
Moran, Roberts want review of Kavanaugh allegations
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican U.S. senators are backing plans to examine sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Sen. Pat Roberts released a statement Monday saying he agreed with the plan to investigate the allegation. He also said he thinks Democrats have made the nomination process partisan, which he called unfortunate.
Head of Homeland Security touring Manhattan lab
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is touring the National Agro-Defense Facility that is under construction in Manhattan.
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is visiting the facility Monday with a host of federal and state leaders. They include U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, U.S. Reps. Roger Marshall and Kevin Yoder, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Kansas State President Richard Myers.