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Updated at 10:38 PM

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer brought a prop with him to the rally of Republican candidates at Crawford County GOP Headquarters. It was a simple broom, but it meant so much more."Four years ago, five of the six statewides were Democrats. We can't allow that to happen again. Four years ago, we had a clean sweep. We even had Lynn Jenkins come back to defeat a Democrat for us to clean up our place in Washington.... Remember, [the broom] is a red one." Colyer said.The "Clean...

Updated Oct 29, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Bob Dole took his seat at Crawford County GOP Headquarters like a monarch — or perhaps a royal, given his Kansas City Royals jacket — and spoke about past and present, as well as potential future. “He’s as close as we...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Before polls open at 7 a.m. next Tuesday, state Republicans like Gov. Sam Brownback and Sen. Pat Roberts are getting a national helping hand.On Tuesday afternoon at the Lamplighter Inn & Suites, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., urged the...

Updated Oct 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM

The walls of the Democratic Headquarters in Pittsburg are peppered with sign-ups to offer rides to polling locations, to mail out literature, and to make Get Out the Vote calls. That work took a short break on Tuesday to greet one of the objects...

Posted Oct 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM

With several close political races, Kansas -- and Southeast Kansas in particular -- has become an important battleground in the final days of the campaign season.The events kick off with a visit from both gubernatorial...

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Kansas Democratic Party leaders visited Southeast Kansas on Monday to say that a former staffer did not speak for them when he wrote about the "most craphole towns in Kansas."KDP chairwoman Joan Wagnon and executive director...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM

The Kansas Democratic Party fired its communications director on Thursday after he commented on a message board about the “most craphole towns in Kansas.” In a story first reported by The Morning Sun on Tuesday, Loomis commented on...

Updated Oct 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM

A Kansas Democratic Party staffer has been suspended for a message board comment about “craphole small towns” while politicians on both sides have fumed. The Morning Sun first reported on Tuesday that Dakota Loomis, Kansas...

Posted Oct 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

A comment on a message board about “craphole small towns” has caused a war of words between Democrats and Republicans. The message board can be found at kansas.scout.com, also called Phog.net. It is devoted to fans of the University...

Posted Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM

It's been a week of surprises in Kansas on the issue of same-sex marriage, but state leaders will continue to fight for the status quo. On Friday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed suit with the Kansas Supreme Court, asking for...

Posted Oct 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Things surrounding USD 247 Southeast are tense, and a spat with its critics on Monday morning primed today's vote on the district's future.Ahead of today's election to decide the school district's authority to raise the property tax levy...

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