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KCUR Morning News 8-4-10

By Maria Carterr

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas State Rep. Kevin Yoder of Overland Park won the Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District.

U.S. Senator Sam Brownback handily defeated GOP rival Joan Heffington for the nod to run for Kansas Governor.

The backing of Sarah Palin wasn't enough for Todd Tiahrt to win the GOP bid to be the U-S Senate nominee in Kansas. Jerry Moran squeaked out a victory over his fellow member of the House of Representatives.

Law professor and author of Arizona's controversial new immigration law, Kris Kobach, won the Republican primary for Kansas Secretary of State, defeating two other candidates.

Democrat Robin Carnahan easily beat out two lesser known candidates in her parties primary for US Senator from Missouri. GOP nominee Roy Blunt also rolled to an easy win with 71 percent of his parties vote.

Vicky Hartzler a conservative Republican who led an effort to ban gay marriage will take on incumbent Democatic Congressman Ike Skelton in this year's general election.

Crystal Williams defeated incumbent Henry Rizzo with 49 percent of the vote to win the Jackson County Legislature 2nd District at Large yesterday.

Two Kansas City Missouri ballot measures passed. One charges tire dealers $250 a year to raise money to catch illegal dumping. The second charges $75 for fre-inspection when property owners fail to correct code violations.

Two incumbent Johnson County commissioners emerged from a field of four candidates last night to face each other in November to chair the commission.

A measure which could lead to the elimination of earnings taxes in St. Louis and Kansas City will be on the November ballot.

The Kansas City Royals squeaked by the Oakland A's last night 3-2, their fourth win in their last five games.

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