Schwab is GOP nominee for secretary of state

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab has won the Republican primary for secretary of state.

Schwab prevailed in a five-person race Tuesday for the GOP nomination. He is the Kansas House speaker pro tem and has served 14 years in the Legislature.

Just 2 years ago, his 10-year-old son, Caleb, was killed in August 2016 while riding on what was billed as the world’s tallest waterslide at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Schwab is from Olathe and will face Democrat Brian McClendon, a former Uber and Google executive from Lawrence.

The GOP hasn’t lost a secretary of state’s race since 1948.

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