Bryan Lowry, The Kansas City Star

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The Kansas City Star

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Past articles by Bryan:

Pat Roberts weighs Kobach’s weaknesses, whether Pompeo will jump into Senate race

Retiring Senator Pat Roberts analyzed the crowded race to replace him after conservative firebrand Kris Kobach declared his candidacy. Roberts, a Kansas Republican, assessed candidates’ weaknesses and strengths. → Read More

Kobach appears to launch Kansas Senate bid by misspelling own name on federal form

Kobach for Senate committee filed with the FEC hours before Kris Kobach is slated to give a speech in Leavenworth. His 2020 campaign launch comes less than a year after hw lost a race for Kansas governor. → Read More

Former Sebelius speechwriter launches 2020 campaign for Congress in Kansas

Abbie Hodgson began her political career as a speechwriter for Kathleen Sebelius. The Lawrence Democrat will now try to unseat freshman Republican Congressman Steve Watkins, who won narrowly in 2018. → Read More

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach officially kicks off 2020 Senate campaign

Kansas Republican Kris Kobach kicked off his campaign for U.S. Senate Monday. The former Kansas secretary of state’s candidacy faced criticism from GOP establishment in both Kansas and Washington. → Read More

Kobach supporters will gather Monday amid speculation over Kansas Senate run

GOP sources say Kris Kobach is telling supporters to gather in Leavenworth Monday afternoon, helping fuel speculation that the conservative Republican could run Kansas’ open Senate seat in 2020. → Read More

Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall pleased with border conditions as Democrats sound alarms

Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall visited the border last week. He was pleased with the medical attention and other services being provided for migrants despite criticisms of conditions at border facilities. → Read More

Boyda’s back. Former congresswoman will run for Senate, sets up Dem primary battle.

Kansas Democrats are poised for a primary battle between former Congresswoman Nancy Boyda and former U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom as both candidates kicked off campaigns within days of each other. → Read More

Former federal prosecutor hopes to break Kansas Dems’ losing streak in Senate races

Former U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom officially kicked off his campaign Monday for Kansas’ open Senate seat in 2020. A Democrat hasn’t won the seat since 1932. → Read More

Johnson County lawmaker who jumped GOP meets with Schumer on 2020 U.S. Senate run

State Senator Barbara Bollier made national news when she switched parties from Republican to Democrat. Now, the Kansas Democrat is contemplating a run for U.S. Senate after meeting with Chuck Schumer. → Read More

Supreme Court’s rebuke comes after Kobach pitched Trump on Census citizenship question

The Supreme Court’s decision to block the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census is only the latest example of Kris Kobach’s advice getting the president into trouble. → Read More

Former Kansas congresswoman ready to guide possible GOP challenger to Sharice Davids

Former Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins is poised to take a major role on the campaign trail next year as she forges her new career as a campaign consultant. The Topeka Republican is advising a potential challenger to Sharice Davids. → Read More

Former Kansas congresswoman Jan Meyers passes away, remembered as ‘trusted colleague’

Former Kansas Rep. Jan Meyers has passed away at the age of 90. Meyers, a Johnson County Republican, represented Kansas’ 3rd congressional district for 12 years, from 1985 to 1997. → Read More

Missouri Democrat co-sponsors resolution to impeach Trump for obstruction of justice

Rep. William Lacy Clay, a St. Louis Democrat, wants to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. → Read More

Kansas Republican Jerry Moran bucks Trump on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Sen. Jerry Moran was the only senator from the Kansas City area to support a pair of resolutions to block President Donald Trump from using emergency authority to sell arms to Saudi Arabia. → Read More

Hawley’s bill requires audits for Facebook, other sites to prove no political bias

Sen. Josh Hawley will introduce sweeping legislation Wednesday morning that will eliminate legal protections for Facebook and other major sites unless they agree to federal audits to prove they aren’t politically biased. → Read More

Critics of census citizenship question hold ‘conspiracy theories,’ House Republicans say

House Republicans move to rebut Democrats’ claims that a memo by GOP political consultant Thomas Hofeller motivated the Trump administration to add a citizenship question in the 2020 census. → Read More

Former FBI agent who investigated Greitens indicted for perjury, evidence tampering

The former FBI agent chosen by the St. Louis City prosecutor to investigate former Gov. Eric Greitens has been indicted. William Don Tisaby was first accused of perjury by Greitens’ legal team. → Read More

Kansas, Missouri teamed up to lure USDA jobs to KC. Now, the competition begins

The USDA picked Kansas City as the new home for two of its federal research agencies. Now, Kansas and Missouri, which partnered to lure the jobs from Washington, will be competing with incentives to land them. → Read More

Hundreds of USDA jobs headed to KC after ‘united effort’ by Kansas and Missouri

The USDA has selected Kansas City as the new home for two of its research agencies as part of a plan by President Donald Trump’s administration to move more federal jobs out of Washington. Officials from both Kansas and Missouri partnered on the bid. → Read More

USDA employees silently protest Trump administration’s plan to move jobs to Kansas City

The USDA’s decision to move hundreds of research jobs out of Washington to Kansas City has faced backlash. As Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue addressed the move, employees stood in silent protest. → Read More