Kansas Democrats feuding in recall effort on party official

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In this March 23, 2017, photo, Democrat James Thompson, a candidate for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District, speaks during a debate in Wichita, Kan. President Donald Trump stepped into a surprisingly competitive special congressional election in Kansas Monday, April 10, 2017, recording a get-out-the-vote call on behalf of Republican candidate Ron Estes. Thompson, is spending the […]

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Democrats are locked in a heated battle over a top party official in a fight that is expected to come to a head when they gather in Wichita next week for an annual convention.

The Wichita Eagle reports the rift is exposing divisions among Democrats ahead of elections next year.

The conflict centers on party secretary Casey Yingling. She is part of the political consulting firm working for Democratic congressional candidate James Thompson. He lost a special election earlier this year to Republican Ron Estes to fill a vacant Wichita-area congressional seat.

Democratic State Committee members may vote on Yingling’s recall during the convention.

A petition alleges she had a conflict when as a member of the party’s executive committee she voted on a $20,000 request for Thompson’s campaign.

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm