Kansas lawmakers split on response to teen governor hopefuls
February 21, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More than a half-dozen candidates in the crowded Kansas governor's race are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether it's a problem worth trying to prevent in the future.
The Kansas House advanced a bill Tuesday on a 73-43 vote to require candidates for governor to be 18 to run, starting next year. House members will take a final vote by Wednesday to determine whether the bill passes and goes to the Senate.
Kansas and Vermont are the only states without a minimum age.
Six Kansas teenagers have formed campaign committees for governor. Several out-of-state tee...