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Praeger To Cross Party Lines And Endorse Anderson For Kansas Insurance Commissioner

Alex Smith

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, a Republican, will endorse Democrat Dennis Anderson on Tuesday, according to a news release issued by Anderson’s campaign.

Anderson is seeking to succeed Praeger as the state’s insurance regulator. He’s running against Republican Ken Selzer, who emerged from a crowded field to capture the GOP nomination in the August primary.

The release issued Monday says that Anderson will “announce the newest endorsement of his campaign,” and goes on to say that both he and Praeger will be available to answer questions.

Praeger, a moderate Republican who bucked party leaders in supporting the federal health reform law, supported Sen. Clark Shultz, of McPherson, in the primary but said at the time that she might also endorse Anderson in the general election campaign. Anderson, an Overland Park businessman, faced no opposition for the Democratic nomination.

Praeger was among more than 100 current and former Republican elected officials who in June endorsed Democrat Paul Davis in the governor’s race.

Davis is challenging Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, who is running for a second term.

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