Freshman GOP State Senator Loses Re-election Race

By: AP
By: AP
Roger Pine

Roger Pine

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A freshman Republican state senator from
northeast Kansas loses his race for re-election.

Roger Pine, from Leavenworth County, was defeated by Rep. Tom Holland, a Baldwin City Democrat.

The initial count in the 3rd District showed Holland winning by fewer than 900 votes out of 38,000 cast. Holland had 48 percent to Pine's 46 percent. Libertarian Patrick Wilbur, of Lawrence, had 5 percent.

Pine was dogged by two controversies during the campaign.

The first involved him listing Lawrence as his hometown on the ballot and voting there, even though he lives in Leavenworth County. He has a business in Lawrence.

Critics also raised questions about Pine's performance of a member of a local drainage district's board.


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