© 2021
In touch with the world ... at home on the High Plains
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
94.9 HPPR Connect will be on and off the air this Thursday and Friday as work is done to replace the transmitting antenna and transmitter. We apologize for this disruption, though the work is being done to improve the station's overall signal quality and reliability. You can always listen to HPPR Connect using the player above.

Kansas Election 2014: The First Governor’s Contest is April 26

lp.org

The first contest in the race to be the next governor of Kansas is weeks away, but the Libertarian contest is off most people’s radar.

Two candidates, Keen Umbehr and TresaMcAlhaney, will face off in Wichita on April 26 at the state convention.  At that time, about 150 registered Libertarians will pick a nominee for governor reported the Wichita Eagle

Contested nominations for Republicans or Democrats are decided by secret ballot, but Libertarians are not classified as a major party under Kansas law.  They are prohibited from picking their candidate by election.

Some Libertarians are upset at the unequal treatment. Access to the primary ballot, they say, would bring the candidates and the party more publicity this summer, increasing their chances for a good showing in November.

The rest of the story by Dave Helling of the Kansas City Star can be found here