Sep 9, 2014 6:17 PM

Kansas Democrat sues to get name off Senate ballot

The Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Democratic candidate in Kansas' Senate race is asking the state Supreme Court to remove his name from the ballot, a move designed to boost the chances of the independent candidate challenging longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

Democrat Chad Taylor filed a petition with the high court Tuesday. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who oversees elections in the state, has refused to remove Taylor's name from the Nov. 4 ballot.

Taylor announced last week that he was ending his campaign to oust Roberts, a three-term incumbent, in a move that could bolster the chances of independent candidate Greg Orman.

Kobach, a Republican, says Taylor failed to comply with state election laws by not stating in his withdrawal letter that he was incapable of fulfilling the office's duties.


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