In a further sign that Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) soon becoming Governor when incumbent Sam Brownback (R) accepts his federal appointment is not tempering the desires of other Republicans, state Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer declared his gubernatorial candidacy yesterday. Also in the race are Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and former state legislators Jim Barnett and Ed O’Malley, along with prominent oil businessman Wink Hartman. Mr. Colyer is expected to seek a full term next year once he takes office. For the Democrats, former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and ex-Agriculture Secretary Josh Svaty are the leading candidates.
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