By Associated Press on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 09:51 Kansas Democratic Governor Hopeful Criticized on Abortion TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is giving the Kansas governor's race an odd twist. It's complicating the bid by a major Democratic candidate who's trying to rebuild his party's brand with rural voters but is hindered by his anti-abortion past. Former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty argues that Democrats can't break an eight-year losing streak in all statewide races without pulling more votes from strongly Republican rural areas. But he could have trouble winning the August 7 primary because abortion-rights advocates are energized and Svaty voted consistently for anti-abortion measures as a...
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