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Democratic Gov. Kelly wins 2nd term in GOP-leaning Kansas

 

November 9, 2022



TOPEKA, Kan., (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly won reelection in GOP-leaning Kansas, overcoming Republican efforts to tie her to President Joe Biden and high inflation and likely benefitting from moderate GOP and independent voters' frustrations with a failed summer attempt to tighten abortion laws.

Kelly defeated Republican Derek Schmidt, the state's three-term attorney general, after highlighting Kansas' improved finances and greater spending on public schools on her watch, as well as successes in luring businesses. Kelly's support for abortion rights also likely played an important r...



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