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Kansas Senate leader wanted ambassadorship, Trump ally's aid


February 21, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican lawmaker in Kansas now running for the U.S. Senate sought an ambassadorship in 2018, calling it "an excellent time" to leave state politics and enlisting help from a billionaire casino mogul who is a close friend of President Donald Trump.

The Wichita Eagle reported that Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, of Wichita, listed businessman Phil Ruffin as a reference on a resume for the White House only 10 days after voting for a bill that would have benefitted Ruffin's business interests in Kansas. She expressed her interest in serving in a diplomatic...

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