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Kansas Newspaper Clippings Index

2012 Legislative Session
January through May 2012

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to ELECTIONS, January through May, 2012.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue

ARTICLES ON ELECTIONS, January through May, 2012

Deb Gruver
Minister, Teenage Republicans adviser to run for District 2
Wichita Eagle, 1/3/2012

Tim Carpenter
Schmidt files for re-election to Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2012

J-W Editorials

GOP shift? [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2012

Leonard Pitts
Voter ID law wages war on the poor
Hutchinson News, 1/8/2012 [Newsbank article]

Reggie Marselus
Voter identification [letter]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2012

Ernestine Krehbiel
Letter: Transparency needed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2012

Andy Marso
Study: Kansas voting 'racially and ethnically polarized'
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012

John Hanna
Proof of citizenship sought
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012

Mary Clarkin
Cimarron voters at ease showing proof
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2012

John Hanna
Officials say first vote under Kansas ID law was smooth
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2012

Mary Clarkin
Political funding varies widely - Campaign war chests bulge for some, not for others; uses run gamut
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2012

Marge Ahrens
Voter registration
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2012

The Capital-Journal
Taylor announces he will seek re-election
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2012

Andy Marso

Kobach to address committee on voter ID changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2012

John Hanna
Fate of Kansas elections bill tied to computer issue
Kansas City Star, 1/16/2012

John Hanna
Kobach set to argue elections appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2012

Gene E. Wolfe
Letter: Voter fraud issue is real fraud
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2012

Carol Nicholson
Letter: Kobach's real intention
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2012

Topeka Capital-Journal
Kobach request - 2013 soon enough for voter fraud program
Hutchinson News, 1/21/2012 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kobach to speak to lawmakers about photo ID
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2012

Scott Rothschild
Dems: ID law will deny legitimate votes
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2012

J-W Editorial

No rush [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2012

Andy Marso
Mah, Kobach spar over voter ID law
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2012

Kris Kobach
Kris Kobach: Elections must be secure
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2012

Andy Marso
Senator says state not ready for voter ID laws
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012

Jack L. Barron
Letter: Kobach called out on voter fraud
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2012

Andy Marso
Kobach blames Kultala in free ID flap
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Voter ID, health care on governing body agendas
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/28/2012

John Hanna
Analysis: Issues sign of doubt about Kobach's plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2012

Rick Plumlee
State: Forms for free birth certificates will be available online
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2012

Phyllis Ashcraft
Letter: Registering to vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2012

Kansas House panel to review proof-of-citizenship plan
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2012

Andy Marso
Holton businessman to take on LeDoux
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2012

The Hays Daily News
Politicians should remain fair and neutral
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/2/2012 [Newsbank article]

Andy Marso
Kobach testifies against popular vote bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2012

Gwyn Mellinger
Gwyn Mellinger: Legislation to stand by
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2012

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Electoral College gives Kansas a voice
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2012

Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Committee approves new voter registration requirements
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2012

Tim Carpenter
House to assess campaign cash transfers
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2012

Andy Marso
Hallmark retiree to make run at Kelly's Senate seat
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2012

Andy Marso
Kobach voting rule fast-tracked in House
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012

Brad Cooper
Voter citizenship rule advances in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2012

Brent D. Wistrom
Kansas House OKs moving up citizen requirement for voting
Wichita Eagle, 2/23/2012

Tim Carpenter
Senate seeks assurance on voting reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2012

Mary Clarkin
Reps from area oppose voter measure
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2012 [Newsbank article]

John P. Fitts
Letter: Election laws
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2012

Elected appraisers? [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2012

Kathie Moore
Navigating an ocean of election-year discourse
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2012 [Newsbank article]

John D. Montgomery
Time for Kansas -Inconsistencies in primaries, caucuses and election calendar make a messy presidential election system
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2012 [Newsbank article]

Dreaming of voter ID encounters
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2012 [Newsbank article]

Time for Kansas [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2012

Associated Press
Senate panel to review voter bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2012

J-W Editorials
Partisan appearance [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Drive seeking to recall Larry Wilson fails
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2012

Jennifer Voth
Voter ID laws
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2012 [Newsbank article]

Andy Marso
Kobach's voter ID move-up hits pothole
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2012

Andy Marso
Kobach's bill on voter citizenship in limbo
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2012

Pat Sangimino
Changing the vote- Lawmakers in 10 states allowed to alter their votes after the fact to change public record
Hutchinson News, 3/16/2012 [Newsbank article]

Move on [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/18/2012

John Montgomery
'Sad' caucus is example of flawed election system- Incidentally
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2012 [Newsbank article]

The Hays Daily News
One busy official
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2012 [Newsbank article]

Andy Marso
NAACP to rally against voter ID laws
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2012

Andy Marso
Groups rally against voting laws
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2012

Andy Marso
Surgeon enters race for Patton's House spot
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/24/2012

Kristen Roderick
Jan Pauls has rival for 102nd District seat- Hutch man says fight for jobs, equality, ed central to his bid as a Democrat
Hutchinson News, 4/26/2012 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Joint panel to consider clarifying ballot measure
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2012 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Would-be Pauls opponent hasn't been regular voter- Erich Bishop, 28, has record befitting age group, says he's more aware now
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2012 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Huelskamp has no GOP challenger- Filing deadline is a month away; Democrats eyeing Big 1st District
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2012 [Newsbank article]

Mary Lou Schmidt
Letter: Vote to show dissatisfaction
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2012

Aly Van Dyke
County to buy building for election office
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2012

Aly Van Dyke
County election office releases early filing data
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2012

Marge Ahrens
Letter: Educating voters
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2012

John D. Montgomery
Huelskamp challenge?-Despite lack of confidence in the incumbent, no one has stepped up to challenge him
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2012

Brent D. Wistrom
State board to consider residency complaint about Wichita candidate
Wichita Eagle, 5/8/2012 [Newsbank article]

Andy Marso
House agrees with Kobach on voter citizenship
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2012

The Capital-Journal
Archer files for county commission seat
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2012

Andy Marso
House sends voter registration bill to Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2012

Brad Cooper
Impasse forces Kansas to delay election filing deadlines
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2012

Kansas City Star
Kobach concedes Kansas voter-citizenship plan dead
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2012

John D. Montgomery
Huelskamp challenge? [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/11/2012 [Newsbank article]

Hurst Laviana
Rodney Wren launches campaign for House seat being vacated by Jo Ann Pottorff
Wichita Eagle, 5/12/2012

Mary Clarkin
Former judge to run against O'Neal- Becker wants to be busy again, has interest in legislative end of the law
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2012 [Newsbank article]

Moore files for 101st House position
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2012 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Jeff. Co. rancher announces House seat candidacy
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2012

Andy Marso
Local pastor files for Congress
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2012

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