Running mate twosomes in governor race all but complete

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National News

May 29, 2018 - 3:04 PM

State Sen. Laura Kelly of Topeka announced Thursday that fellow lawmaker Lynn Rogers would run on her ticket for governor.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Major party candidates for Kansas governor are using their running-mate picks to bolster key campaign themes, help with potential political trouble spots and ensure that their ticket represents different regions of the state.

Seven of the eight major candidates have named their candidates for lieutenant governor. Republican former state Sen. Jim Barnett plans to announce his choice Thursday, a day before the state’s candidate filing deadline.

Here is a look at issues involved in candidates’ picks and what they say.

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