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GOP Owns KS... and Other Election News

NEW VOTE SIGNA sign welcomes voters to a polling location on north Michigan Street in Lawrence. (Photo by J. Schafer) Clean Sweep for the Kansas GOP

Before Tuesday's election, Kansas Republicans controlled all statewide offices, both U.S. Senate seats and all four congressional seats.  And they still do. 

Republican Senator Pat Roberts earned another six-year term in office; his fourth term in the upper chamber - and Governor Sam Brownback was re-elected to a second, four-year term in office. 

Republicans also continue to hold majorities in both chambers of the Kansas Legislature. 

Republicans were also re-elected to all statewide offices, including Kris Kobach as secretary of state, Derek Schmidt as attorney general and Ron Estes as state treasurer.  And Republican Ken Selzer (SELT-zur)  has been elected as the state's new insurance commissioner.

In addition, all four Republican members of Congress were re-elected on Tuesday: Tim Huelskamp, Lynn Jenkins, Kevin Yoder and Mike Pompeo.


KS Voters Legalize Charity Raffles

Kansas has legalized charity fundraising raffles.  Voters approved an amendment to the state constitution to allow nonprofit, religious, veterans and other organizations to hold raffles as fundraisers.  


Lawrence Police Center Sales Tax Fails at the Polls

In Lawrence, voters rejected the idea of raising the local sales tax to finance construction of a new police center.


Salina Votes to Keep Fluoride in Water Supply

Voters in Salina have decided to keep fluoridating the city's water supply.  On Tuesday, they rejected an effort to end the practice.



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