Sep 16, 2014 1:25 AM

Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

The Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in an election-law case that could have big implications for GOP hopes of capturing control of the U.S. Senate in November.

The court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether Democrat Chad Taylor must stay on the ballot despite his announced exit from the race. Taylor threw the race into chaos when he announced he wanted to be taken off the ballot, without giving an explanation.

Taylor's exit seemed to set up a clear two-person race between the three-term incumbent, Republican Pat Roberts, and wealthy independent Greg Orman, who many believe has a chance to unseat Roberts head to head.

Republicans say Taylor didn't follow state law limiting when nominees can withdraw. Taylor took the case to the high court.


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