New PAC Aligns Kansas GOP Moderates With Unions

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Senate's moderate Republican leaders have formed a political alliance with labor unions through a new political action committee that is helping incumbent senators against conservative challengers.

The Kansas Jobs PAC formed in June and raised $181,000 by the end of last week, according to a campaign finance report filed with the secretary of state's office.

Of those funds, $100,000 came from the Senate Republican Leadership Committee, a PAC led by Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton moderate.

Another $50,000 came from the main PAC operated by the Kansas-National Education Association, the state's largest teachers' union. Another $15,000 came from a St. Louis-based union group for carpenters.

A dozen moderate GOP senators are trying to fend off challenges from conservatives in the Aug. 7 primary.


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