Butler County Times Gazette
  • Kan. House candidate can't overcome lost paperwork

  • A Kansas Democrat has lost a bid to get on the primary ballot for a state House seat after his filing form somehow went astray.


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  • A Kansas Democrat has lost a bid to get on the primary ballot for a state House seat after his filing form somehow went astray.
    Larry Meeker, of Lake Quivira, hoped to seek the Democratic nomination in the 17th House District in the Kansas City area.
    But Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office refused to put Meeker on the Aug. 7 primary ballot, saying he never filed.
    Democrats contend Kobach's office lost Meeker's form when a party staffer delivered it before the filing deadline. Kobach's office contends it has no record of receiving the form.
    The State Objections Board on Tuesday refused to put Meeker on the ballot. Kobach chairs the board but did not participate, leaving the decision to Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer.
     

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