WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The national debate over the labeling of bioengineered foods has shifted to a congressional primary race in south-central Kansas. Outside money from political action committees is entering the race in its final days. That's because congressman Mike Pompeo introduced legislation in April that would block states from requiring mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. Former congressman Todd Tiahrt has made Pompeo's bill a campaign issue in his 4th District challenge.
OSAGE CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is getting help in his Republican primary race from a political action committee representing tea party challenger Milton Wolf's fellow radiologists. PAC Director Ted Burnes (burns) says the group believes Roberts will be more effective in the Senate than Wolf. Wolf said the PAC is a Washington special interest group that works to protect incumbents. The state's primary election in Aug. 5.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican candidates for the secretary of state nomination are trading barbs. Challenger Scott Morgan says Secretary of State Kris Kobach has turned the office into a circus in pursuit of his own political agenda while drumming up media attention. Kobach, meanwhile, considers Morgan a Democrat disguised as a Republican and has hinted that Morgan should leave the Republican Party.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas is now also on a list of colleges and universities under investigation for how they handled investigations into sexual assaults. University of Kansas officials issued a statement Monday saying the school doesn't tolerate sexual assault and will assist in the federal review. The list doesn't include specific information about what case got a school included, and the university declined to provide details.
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