Butler County Times Gazette
  • Kan. Senate president has big fundraising lead

  • Kansas Senate President Steve Morris has a big fundraising advantage over his Republican primary opponent.


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  •  Kansas Senate President Steve Morris has a big fundraising advantage over his Republican primary opponent.
    Morris filed a report Monday with the secretary of state's office showing he raised almost $89,000 from Jan. 1 through last Thursday. He began the year with more than $159,000 in the bank.
    The Hugoton Republican's report also shows he has spent more than $148,000 this year on his race for re-election.
    Morris is opposed in the Aug. 7 primary by House member Larry Powell, of Garden City.
    Powell reported raising almost $29,000 this year, including $20,000 in personal loans to his campaign, while spending about $21,000 so far this year in his effort to unseat Morris.
    Morris is among numerous moderate GOP senators facing challenges from conservatives.
     
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