Selzer top fundraiser in Kansas insurance race

Kansas Capital

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Ken Selzer has raised nearly $235,000 through July for his campaign for Kansas insurance commissioner, leading the five GOP candidates in fundraising.

Finance reports show Selzer loaned his campaign an additional $33,100 and spent $264,000 through July 24. He is a Leawood accountant and reinsurance company executive.

His nearest rival in fundraising is Eudora health care consultant Beverly Gossage, who collected nearly $116,000 in contributions and loaned herself an additional $65,000. She spent nearly $167,000 through July 24.

State Sen. Clark Shultz, of Lindsborg, raised about $102,000 in contributions and spent $80,000.

El Dorado insurance agency president David Powell raised $19,000 and spent $9,000.

Johnson County Commissioner and former state Rep. John Toplikar of Olathe raised nearly $13,000 and spent about $9,500.



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