Bernie Sanders may have lost the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but he can still draw a crowd in Kansas. About 4,000 people attended a rally in Topeka Saturday, where Sanders was the keynote speaker at the Kansas Democratic Party's annual state convention. Frank Morris of the Kansas News Service was there and has this report.
Kansas Democrats also geared up for the first congressional race since President Donald Trump’s election. It’s in the Kansas 4th district, to replace Congressman Mike Pompeo. President Trump named Pompeo to head the CIA. Earlier this month, Kansas Democrats chose Wichita civil rights attorney James Thompson as their candidate. Thompson told the convention in Topeka that the upcoming election is a referendum on the polices of President Trump and Governor Sam Brownback.
Thompson will face Kansas state Treasurer Ron Estes in the special election.