Kan. House Leader Wants Fellow Lawmaker Off Ballot

By: AP Posted by Josh Mabry
By: AP Posted by Josh Mabry

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas House majority leader is trying to remove a fellow Republican lawmaker from the ballot and avoid facing him in the GOP primary.

Majority Leader Arlen Siegfreid (SIHG'-freed), of Olathe, filed a formal objection Thursday with the secretary of state's office over the filing of Rep. Mike Kiegerl (KEE'-gurl), who has also represented an Olathe district.

Political redistricting this year put both lawmakers in the newly drawn 121st House District, and they're both listed as candidates in the Aug. 7 primary.

But Siegfreid said Kiegerl has made it clear that he doesn't intend to run against Siegfreid. The majority leader also noted that Kiegerl said in a recent news story that he has moved out of the district.

Kiegerl did not return a telephone message seeking comment.

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