Kansas Board Sets Florida Pastor as Reform Party Nominee

The Kansas State Objections Board meets to determine which name will appear on its presidential ballot. (WIBW)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A state board has sided with Kansas leaders
of the Reform Party in settling whom to list as the party's
presidential nominee.

The State Objections Board had to decide between listing Chuck Baldwin, a Pensacola, Fla., minister and radio host, and Ted Weill,
of Tylertown, Miss. The Kansas party's leaders back Baldwin.

The board's decision was unanimous. Its members are Secretary of
State Ron Thornburgh, Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson and Attorney General
Steve Six, and it reviews disputes over who appears on the ballot.

Initially, Baldwin was listed as the candidate. Last week, one national group told Thornburgh's office that Weill was the candidate, so he removed Baldwin's name. The Kansas party protested, and the board met Monday.

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