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In blow to GOP, Kansas judges refuse to force Democrat onto Senate ballot
In blow to GOP, Kansas judges refuse to force Democrat onto Senate ballot

In a further setback to Republican incumbent Pat Roberts, a Kansas District Court declined Wednesday to force Democrats to place a candidate on the ballot in the state’s too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race. The decision appeared to cement a two-way contest between the embattled Roberts and businessman Greg Orman, who is running as an independent. The Democratic candidate, Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, abruptly quit the race last month in the absence of support from his party establishment. Republicans fought Taylor’s decision all the way to the state Supreme Court, which rejected an attempt by Secretary of State Kris Kobach — a Republican who is backing...

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