Kansas AG Schmidt files for re-election

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has filed for a second four-year term in office and so far has no competition in the August Republican primary.

Schmidt, of Independence, was joined by his wife and two daughters as he submitted paperwork and paid the $1,489 filing fee Thursday at the secretary of state’s office.

Schmidt served 10 years in the state Senate, including six as majority leader. He was elected attorney general in 2010 by defeating Democratic incumbent Steve Six.

Monday is the Kansas filing deadline for candidates for state and federal office. One Democrat, A.J. Kotich (KOH’-tich) of Topeka, has already filed for his party’s nomination for attorney general.

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