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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:43 AM

Former U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda considers campaign for Kansas seat in U.S. Senate

Former Congresswoman Nancy Boyda said a national political environment steeped in partisan rancor offered opportunity to a candidate for U.S. Senate eager to open bipartisan conversations on challenging public policy issues.

Boyda, a Baldwin City Democrat who represented the 2nd District of eastern Kansas in Washington, D.C., said she was considering a run for the seat to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a Republican. An official candidacy wasn’t a certainty, Boyda said Tuesday during an interview, but she intended to begin sharing her vision for productive dialogue.

“I can’t describe how abundantly clear staying out of the political scene and enjoying my life wasn’t going to be an option any longer,” she said. “I think Kansans are really, really tired of all the drama nationally and certainly in our state in the past eight or nine years.”

A robust collection of prominent Republicans have discussed entering the primary field in 2020, but former U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom stands as the most well-known Democrat committed to the race.

Read more: https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190423/former-us-rep-nancy-boyda-considers-campaign-for-kansas-seat-in-us-senate
(Topeka Capital-Journal)

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