Kansas Senate Majority Leader in tough re-election fight

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce is facing a tough re-election as voters voice their opinion on the state government’s direction.

Bruce, of Nickerson, is challenged in Tuesday’s Republican primary by Ed Berger, ex-president of Hutchinson Community College. The men generally agree on social issues but disagree on fiscal issues, particularly state tax cuts approved by the Legislature in 2012.

Some voters interviewed Tuesday said they supported Berger. One was 80-year-old Mary Dondlinger of Hutchinson. She called Bruce “a great disappointment to our whole district” and said he seemed to care more about what Gov. Sam Brownback wanted than about representing his constituents.

But Steve Brady, a 54-year-old Hutchinson business owner, voted for Bruce. He says Bruce is doing positive things and taking the state in a good direction.

 

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