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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 06:49 AM

Republicans want to oust moderate senator for endorsing a Democrat over Kevin Yoder

Sen. Barbara Bollierís own party began formulating a plan to oust her from the Kansas Senate on Wednesday after she sided against Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder in the congressmanís 2018 re-election bid.

The moderate Republican from Mission Hills also was removed from her leadership role on the Senate Health and Public Welfare Committee after she endorsed Democrat Tom Niermann in his effort to challenge Yoder. Bollier also has said she plans to support state Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, if she advances to the general election in her run for governor.

ďItís always fun to find out you got fired from your job for exercising your First Amendment right,Ē Bollier said.

Niermann, a longtime teacher who lives in Johnson County, is among six major Democratic candidates in the Aug. 7 primary who hope to run against Yoder.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article215121870.html

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