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Mon Oct 28, 2019, 03:57 AM

Local elections are nonpartisan by law. So why is the Republican Party campaigning? [View all]

Wichita’s local elections are supposed to be nonpartisan, but that hasn’t stopped the local Republican Party from reminding voters who its favored candidates are.

Splashed across the top of a mailer sent out earlier this week by the Sedgwick County Republican party is a message: “Let’s re-elect Republican Mayor Jeff Longwell.”

Lest there be any doubt, the mailer says “Paid for by Sedgwick County Republican Party.”

Longwell is in what is expected to be a close race against Rep. Brandon Whipple, a Democrat.

Longwell isn’t the only Republican in the race. Fellow Republican Lyndy Wells, who was narrowly defeated in the primary by Whipple, is running a late-addition write-in campaign.

Read more: https://www-1.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article236602668.html

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