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Kansas GOP picks Kansas City-area attorney as new chairman


February 17, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican activists in Kansas have named a Kansas City-area attorney as the party's new state chairman.

Michael Kuckelman of Overland Park faced no opposition and was elected to a two-year term by the GOP State Committee in a meeting Saturday.

Kuckelman replaces Kelly Arnold, who had decided to retire as chairman after six years.

During Arnold's first two terms, Republicans swept all statewide and congressional races, but in last year's elections, Democrats Laura Kelly and Sharice Davids won the governor's race and the 3rd Congressional District seat in the Kansas Cit...

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