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Kansas GOP House candidate denies mulling run as Democrat


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Republican candidate for Congress is denying claims from three Democratic officials that he considered running as a Democrat and expressed socially liberal views before announcing as a GOP candidate last year.

Steve Watkins, an Army veteran seeking the GOP nomination in Kansas' 2nd District, met with the Democrats at the Shawnee Democratic Party headquarters in Topeka in August 2017 when he was considering launching a campaign, The Kansas City Star reported .

Ty Dragoo, the Democratic vice chairman for the 2nd District, said Watkins was trying to determine if...

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