TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says about 350 people filed to run for the state Legislature.
Dozens of those candidates went to Kobach's office in Topeka to file just hours ahead of the noon Monday deadline. Kobach says about 250 people are running for 125 House seats and about 100 for the 40 Senate seats.
The final hours were unusually hectic because the state's political boundaries weren't set until last Thursday, when three federal judges redrew them to account for population shifts over the past decade. The major parties were still recruiting candidates over the weekend.
The judges were forced to redraw congressional, state House, state Senate and State Board of Education districts because the Legislature failed to do it this year, prompting a lawsuit.