Let’s Get Political: Kavanaugh, Kyl and Kansas Politics

Emily Reid

National:

Hearing for Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh started this week. President Trump selected Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh, a conservative judge, was questioned this week, by the Senate Judiciary Committee about his position on key topics such as abortion rights, presidential power and the second amendment.

Former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, 76, will be filling late John McCain’s senate seat until a new congressional term starts in Jan. 2019. Kyl and McCain served together representing their home state for almost 20 years.

The New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed on Wednesday from a senior White House official claiming they are part of the resistance inside Trump’s own staff to prevent him from getting certain measures passed. President Trump fired back, calling the writer “gutless” and demanding the New York Times release the name of the author.

 

Representative Kevin Yoder (Source: The KC Star)

Local:

The GOP spent 1.8 million dollars this week on two competitive Kansas representative districts: the third district race with Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder verses Democrat Sharice Davids, and the race for the vacant seat left by Senator Lynn Jenkins, which is a toss up between Democrat Paul Davis and Republican Steve Watkins.

Republican Kris Kobach, Democrat Laura Kelly and Independent Greg Orman, the candidates for Kansas governor had a  fierce debate in Overland Park on Wednesday. They talked tax cuts, immigration, education and gun rights., only agreeing on legalizing sports betting in Kansas.

Former Republican Kansas Governor Bill Graves announced his support Tuesday, for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Laura Kelly.

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