Four states across America will hold primary elections on Tuesday, August 7, but it’s the Sunflower State that’s risen to the height of national attention.
On Tuesday, Kansas Republicans and Democrats will decide who will represent their respective parties on the November 6 ballot, with a keen national eye focused on the gubernatorial race, specifically, on the Republican side.
Reading national coverage would lend one to believe that just two people are running on the Republican ticket, when seven men have their names on the ballot. While that side might be getting more press, the Democratic side may prove to be the bigger contest. Of the five people running, including one of just two women in this race, only a few have the state-wide name recognition that would help them beat a traditionally Republican-leaning state. Not to mention, people running on the Independent ticket don’t have to survive the gauntlet of a primary because Kansas election laws only recognize Republican and Democratic voters for partisan issues during a primary election. Those not registered with a specific party can choose to pick a side on primary day or simply vote solely on non-partisan issues.
As a heads up, make sure you are aware that you might not see the names of all the gubernatorial candidates listed on the first page of the electronic ballot.
Arden Andersen / Dale Cowsert
Jack Bergeson / Alexander Cline
Carl Brewer / Chris Morrow
Laura Kelly / Lynn Rogers
Joshua Svaty / Katrina Gier Lewison
Jim Barnett / Rosie Hansen
Jeff Colyer / Tracey Mann
Kris Kobach / Wink Hartman
Patrick “PK” Kucera / Patricia Reitz
Tyler Ruzich / Dominic Scavuzzo
Ken Selzer / Jen Sanderson
Joseph Tutera Jr. / Phillip Clemente
Jeff Caldwell / Mary Gerlt
Aaron Coleman (write-in) /
Andrea Costley /
Theophilus Floyd (write-in) /
JoeLarry Hunter /
Rick Kloos / Nathaniel Kloos
Greg Orman /