Judge rejects Massachusetts man's run for Kansas office


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request from a Massachusetts man seeking to put his name on the Republican primary ballot for Kansas attorney general.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ruled from the bench Tuesday that political activist Vermin Supreme is not entitled to federal court intervention. A state board had previously ruled Supreme ineligible to run.

The Rockport, Massachusetts, man contends in a lawsuit that he should be allowed to run because Kansas has no residency requirement.

But Melgren said federal courts have interfered in state elections only in extrem...

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