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Republican state lawmakers this year have been losing in primaries at nearly twice the average rate of the past decade. An analysis of primaries held in 27 states shows that more than 7% of Republican lawmakers seeking reelection have been defeated. That's far more than the Democratic loss r… Read more

Democrats are celebrating a stunning victory for abortion rights in Republican stronghold Kansas as proof that the issue could turn back a Republican wave this fall. Republicans — and some Democrats — suggest that may not be so easy. But Kansas’ overwhelming vote against a measure that would… Read more

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Republican leaders got their wish with the defeat of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in the U.S. Senate primary. Now, they face another complication — a well-funding, right-leaning political newcomer who could splinter some of the Republican and independent vote in November. Attorney Gene… Read more

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Two Kansas state lawmakers who have faced legal troubles since they were elected have lost their primary races. Freshman Rep. Aaron Coleman, of Turner, who was reprimanded by his party over his legal problems, was defeated in Tuesday's Democratic primary by Melissa Oropeza. Coleman agreed in… Read more

Kansas voters have sent a resounding message about their desire to protect abortion rights by rejecting a measure that would have allowed the Republican-controlled Legislature to tighten abortion restrictions or ban the procedure outright. The vote Tuesday in a conservative state with deep t… Read more

In one of the biggest days of this year's primary campaign season, red-state Kansas rejected a measure that would have made it easier to restrict abortion, and voters in Missouri repudiated a scandal-tarred former governor seeking a Senate seat. Meanwhile, a Republican congressman who voted … Read more

TOPEKA, Kan. — One of the most hotly contested races during Tuesday’s primary election centered on the Kansas attorney general race, in which three GOP candidates vied to fill the seat vacated by Derek Schmidt, who is challenging Laura Kelly for the state’s gubernatorial seat. Read more

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An Arizona lawmaker who embraces election conspiracies and was endorsed by former President Donald Trump has won the Republican primary for the top elections post in the presidential battleground. Mark Finchem beat out three other GOP candidates Tuesday in the race for secretary of state. De… Read more

Republicans have nominated Kris Kobach for Kansas attorney general, keeping alive the polarizing conservative’s bid for a political comeback following his losses in a governor’s race and U.S. Senate primary over the past four years. Kobach is a former Kansas secretary of state who built a na… Read more

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has defeated scandal-scarred former Gov. Eric Greitens and 19 others in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. He will face Trudy Busch Valentine, a nurse and philanthropist who defeated Marine veteran Lucas Kunce and nine others in the Democratic prim… Read more

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Incomplete results Tuesday night showed Eric Burlison leading his closest competitor, Jay Wasson, in the race for the GOP nomination to run in November for Missouri’s 7th District U.S. House seat. Read more

With more than half of the state’s precincts reporting Tuesday, Democrats in Kansas appeared to be favoring Mark Holland, former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, to be their choice to run against incumbent U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran this fall. Read more

Joplin voters rejected a proposal to fund new wage scales for the police and fire departments with property and personal property taxes by a wide margin in balloting Tuesday. Read more

Eric Schmitt, Missouri attorney general, was the projected winner of the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, and Trudy Busch Valentine, a political newcomer from Clayton, was leading late Tuesday night in the primary for the Democratic nomination for U.S Senate. Read more

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CARTHAGE, Mo. — Voters in the Carthage School District defeated a proposal that would have enabled the district to borrow $18 million to build a new performing arts center on the campus of Carthage High School. Read more

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The Associated Press has called the Republican U.S. Senate race in Missouri for Eric Schmitt. Schmitt, Missouri's current attorney general, ran against U.S. Reps. Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long, former Gov. Eric Greitens and a host of others.  Read more

State and county primary races along with a property tax proposal by the city of Joplin and a bond issue for the Carthage School District are expected to draw about a fourth of registered voters to polls in Jasper and Newton counties Tuesday. Read more

Primary elections are being held in six states on Tuesday. In Missouri, scandal-ridden former Gov. Eric Greitens is attempting a political comeback in his campaign for U.S. Senate. In Michigan, a crowded field of Republican gubernatorial candidates includes a man charged in the Jan. 6, 2021,… Read more

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran has just one challenger in the Republican primary in Kansas while six Democrats are facing off for their party’s nomination and the chance to take Moran’s seat away from him in the general election. Read more

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Carthage School District is seeking voter approval on Tuesday for an $18 million bond issue to build a new performing arts center on the campus of Carthage High School on South River Street. Read more

David Gregory, a member of the Missouri House, and Scott Fitzpatrick, the current state treasurer, on Tuesday will compete for the GOP nomination in the race to succeed Democrat Nicole Galloway as Missouri auditor. Read more

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As the U.S. Senate primary campaign nears its end in Missouri, all three of the leading Republican candidates are making it clear that if elected, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won't have their support. Twenty-one Republicans are on the ballot Tuesday, with former Gov. Eric Greitens… Read more

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A mostly friendly crowd of 40 to 50 people attended the last public informational meeting to be held before voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a proposed $18 million bond issue to build a new performing arts center on the campus of Carthage High School. Read more

Democrats are feeling bullish about their chances for an upset in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race if scandal-tarred former Gov. Eric Greitens becomes the Republican nominee. But they’re divided on which of their two top candidates is the best bet for a victory in November. Lucas Kunce brings a M… Read more

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