BREAKING: Santorum wins Kansas caucuses, CNN projects
March 10th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Santorum wins Kansas caucuses, CNN projects

(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.


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Santorum: I'm not asking anyone to drop
March 7th, 2012
06:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: I'm not asking anyone to drop

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."

His comments came in response to reporters' questions surrounding a pro-Santorum super PAC adviser's comments that Gingrich should exit the race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Kansas • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Gingrich bypasses Kansas to focus on Alabama, Mississippi
March 7th, 2012
02:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich bypasses Kansas to focus on Alabama, Mississippi

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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Kansas • Newt Gingrich
Obama channels Roosevelt's 'New Nationalism'
December 6th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama channels Roosevelt's 'New Nationalism'

(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.

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Filed under: Congress • Kansas • President Obama • Republicans • Taxes
Kansas governor apologizes for 'overreaction' to teen's disparaging tweet
November 28th, 2011
02:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Kansas governor apologizes for 'overreaction' to teen's disparaging tweet

(CNN) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback apologized Monday for what he called his staff's "overreaction" to a disparaging tweet directed at him by a high school senior during a state Capitol visit.

Emma Sullivan, 18, said late Sunday that she would not write an apology letter to the governor - as her principal had requested - that was due Monday.

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Filed under: Kansas • Sam Brownback
September 16th, 2010
07:30 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: Toto, This is most definitely Kansas!

 The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.
The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:

Kansas 3rd: Rep. Dennis Moore (D) is retiring
Primary: August 3, 2010
Location: Kansas City and surrounding areas
Days until the election: 47

In the state that is famous for its blustery tornadoes, the anti-incumbent winds that are sweeping the rest of the country have reliably whipped up a frenzy that may result in a Republican takeover of a Democratic House seat in the state's third congressional district. The race to succeed Rep. Dennis Moore, who was the first Democratic member of Congress to announce retirement last year and who has held the seat since 1998, is a close one: Moore's wife Stephene won the Democratic primary on August 3 to represent her party, while GOP state legislator Kevin Yoder won his party's nod after a scrappy intra-party fracas. Stephene Moore's name recognition in the district, which includes Kansas City and some of its suburbs, has been a huge asset to her, but Kansas' red roots (the state voted solidly for McCain in 2008, and hasn't elected a Democratic Senator since 1932), along with a tough environment for Democrats overall, are pushing Yoder into a stronger position.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN 100 • Kansas
August 4th, 2010
06:48 AM ET
4 years ago

Primary results for Missouri, Kansas and Michigan

(CNN) – U.S. Senate races in Kansas and Missouri and a ballot measure seen as a referendum on President Obama's health care reform highlighted Tuesday's primary elections.

Missouri's Proposition C allowed Missouri voters to decide if residents should be allowed to opt out of mandatory health insurance - a key part of the administration's health care plan.

The measure succeeded handily, winning by a three to one margin to allow residents to opt out.

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Filed under: 2010 • Kansas • Michigan • Missouri
August 3rd, 2010
01:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Record heat may not wilt primary turnout

 Voters are going to the polls on primary day in triple digit heat, which threatens to break records across much of Kansas and Missouri.
Voters are going to the polls on primary day in triple digit heat, which threatens to break records across much of Kansas and Missouri.

(CNN) - When they say Tuesday is a barn burner in Kansas and Missouri, they're talking about more than close primary races.

Voters are going to the polls on primary day in triple digit heat, which threatens to break records across much of the region.

In Wichita, the National Weather Service said it was already 100 degrees at 11:30 a.m. CDT, with a record high of 108 expected and a heat index over 110.

But officials, who predicted an increase in turnout over previous midterm primaries, did not expect the stifling temperatures to keep many voters away.

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Filed under: 2010 • Kansas • Missouri
August 3rd, 2010
08:39 AM ET
4 years ago

Governorships, Senate seats & new health care law in primary spotlight

 A number of Senate and gubernatorial primaries are taking place in three states on Tuesday.
A number of Senate and gubernatorial primaries are taking place in three states on Tuesday.

Washington (CNN) - Voters from the Great Lakes to the Plains head to the polls Tuesday with primaries in Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri. In the spotlight are a competitive Republican Senate contest and gubernatorial primaries, as well as a key provision in the new federal health care reform law.

The GOP Senate battle is the marquee race in Kansas, as two congressmen fight to replace fellow Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who is running for governor rather than for re-election.

According to the most recent polls, Rep. Jerry Moran heads into primary day with a lead over Rep. Todd Tiahrt..

"It's been a classic GOP primary, with each congressman claiming to be the true conservative. Moran has tried to be the more fiscal hawk and Tiarht is probably closest to conservatives on social issues," says Nathan Gonzales, political editor for the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report.

Two other Republicans are also on the ballot. While five candidates are on the ballot in the Democratic primary, whoever captures the GOP contest will be considered the overwhelming favorite in the general election.

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Filed under: 2010 • issues • Kansas • Michigan • Missouri • Senate
July 23rd, 2010
02:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Candidate accused of being a 'birther' walks back statement

Kansas congressional candidate Tracey Mann says he is not a ‘birther.’
Kansas congressional candidate Tracey Mann says he is not a ‘birther.’

(CNN) - Two days after a Kansas newspaper revoked its endorsement of a Republican congressional candidate because it came to believe he is a so-called "birther," the campaign is telling the paper the candidate is no such thing.

Twice in the span of 30 days, Republican Tracey Mann has called on President Obama to come forward with proof of his American citizenship. But now his campaign tells the Hutchison News the candidate "misspoke" and has long believed the president has proved his citizenship.

The pushback from Mann's campaign comes after the paper, emphatically withdrew its endorsement of him.

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