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Field Filing For Kansas State Secretary

Topeka, Kan. – There are now two Democrats and two Republicans running for Kansas Secretary of State. The most recent to announce are already serving in state government.

Democratic State Senator Chris Steineger of Kansas City, Kansas said today he intends to file as an official candidate next week. He appointed a treasurer this week, allowing him to raise funds. Kansas Securities Commissioner Chris Biggs chose a treasurer last fall and says he expects to file in coming months.

On the Republican side, two candidates are hoping to replace incumbent Republican Ron Thornburgh who is not seeking reelection. They are former state party chairman Kris Kobach of Piper and J.R. Claeys of Salina. He is former chief executive of the National Association of Government Contractors.

The filing deadline is June 10th.

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