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Kris Kobach: Chad Taylor stays on ballot for
U.S. Senate in Kansas; Taylor to challenge

Kansas City Star [KS], by David Helling & Brad Cooper

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 9/5/2014 4:50:47 AM

TOPEKA The Kansas Senate campaign upended again Thursday when Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Democrat Chad Taylor must remain on the ballot — less than 24 hours after Taylor filed papers to withdraw from the race. Late Thursday, Taylor vowed to challenge that decision. Kobach cited a 1997 Kansas statute requiring a withdrawing candidate to declare he or she is “incapable” of serving if elected. Taylor’s letter, Kobach said, referenced the law but did not contain the required language. “The law is crystal clear here,” he told The Star. “If anyone thinks there was any political motivation, I would ask how they can

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Reply 1 - Posted by: agrunt, 9/5/2014 6:29:10 AM     (No. 9994369)

Words only mean something if they go the Dem way.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Winmag, 9/5/2014 6:47:58 AM     (No. 9994397)

Finally Republicans playing the dems game. Play some hardball and stick it to them. Dont let them pull another Torecelli.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 9/5/2014 7:08:06 AM     (No. 9994412)

The Dems always win these arguments as they own the courts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/5/2014 6:11:34 PM     (No. 9995348)

Defeated by Roberts in the primary, Tea Party candidate Milton Wolf (Obie´s cousin!), refuses to compromise and endorse Roberts. Strong statement near end of article. I like Wolf....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Penney, 9/5/2014 6:21:49 PM     (No. 9995359)

Sec. of State Kris Kobach knows the law and he supports it. He is doing his job efficiently as voters expect those elected to do. Thanks for upholding existing law, Kris!!!
Taylor is a dem pol and dem pols don´t seem to care what the law clearly states. ...Anyone can read & understand the law regarding this matter, ...except apparently, dem pols.

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