(CNN) – President Barack Obama’s second cousin (once removed) will challenge Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, for his seat in a GOP primary next year.
Republican Milton Wolf, a board-certified radiologist and conservative activist, announced his plans Tuesday night at an event in Overland Park, Kansas. His campaign marks his first attempt to run for public office.
(CNN) – As the Obama administration and Democrats gear up to promote the president's sweeping health care reform as a winning solution in the next election cycle, Republicans are gearing up to prove the opposite.
(CNN) - It's all but certain the Republican-backed budget won't be adopted for the federal government this year, so the GOP governor of Kansas pointed Saturday to a place the party can make change: at the state level.
Gov. Sam Brownback explained in the party's weekly address, "the ideas on how to fix the federal government are now percolating in the states, 30 of which are led by Republican governors.
(CNN) – Efforts to keep President Barack Obama's name off of the Kansas presidential ballot were halted Monday when a state board ended its probe over questions about the president's place of birth, the Kansas Secretary of State's office confirmed.
The all-Republican board made its decision after the person leading the objection, Manhattan, Kansas resident Joe Montgomery, dropped his challenge on Friday saying he had received threatening phone calls.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Rep. Lynn Jenkins marked the Memorial Day weekend by paying tribute to American service members during their weekly addresses Saturday.
"Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend," Obama said. "In town squares and national cemeteries, in public services and moments of quiet reflection, we will honor those who loved their country enough to sacrifice their own lives for it."
(CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum cruised to victory in Saturday's Kansas caucuses, gathering momentum for two upcoming Southern primaries. But top rival Mitt Romney's campaign said the candidate won more delegates over the weekend, with the help of three other races and updated results in one state.
Santorum's victory in Kansas - which his top rivals essentially ceded - came on the heels of his three victories on Super Tuesday. His campaign said tea party loyalists and conservatives continue to rally around him.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will win the Kansas caucuses on Saturday, CNN projects. He will receive at least 20 of the state’s 40 delegates.
Lenexa, Kansas (CNN) – Republican White House hopeful Rick Santorum said Wednesday that candidates currently in the GOP field should continue their presidential campaigns "for as long as they feel they should stay in the race."
Montgomery, Alabama (CNN) – Following the Super Tuesday results, Newt Gingrich cancelled a visit to Kansas later this week to instead focus on two must-win southern states.
Less than 24 hours prior the campaign was touting a two-day trip to Kansas in the lead-up to Saturday's caucus. The press release even included a quote from State Director Mike Pirner that said Gingrich is "taking Kansas very seriously and this aggressive schedule is a demonstration of that."
(CNN) - More than a century after Teddy Roosevelt's famous "New Nationalism" speech, President Barack Obama sounded similar themes Tuesday in the same town in the Republican heartland of Kansas, delivering a populist speech that called for extending the payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of the year.
Obama described stark differences between a Republican ideology he described as leaving people to fend for themselves and his vision of government helping provide equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of where they begin in life.FULL STORY