Kansas Democrat asks court to require new U.S. Senate candidate

Senate Select Commmittee Chaiman speaks during the CIA confirmation hearing of Hayden in WashingtonBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) – A Kansas Democrat has asked the state Supreme Court to order his party to name a new U.S. Senate candidate for the November election after the court ruled the name of a county prosecutor who withdrew must be removed from the ballot. Chad Taylor’s withdrawal is seen as boosting the candidacy of independent Greg Orman, who is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Pat Roberts in a nationally watched race that could help decide which party controls the chamber. Republicans seeking to take control of the U.S. …

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