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Thu Sep 21, 2017, 09:37 PM

Kansas Democrats fight over whether to oust a top official

TOPEKA -- Accusations of threats, suggestions of personal enrichment and charges of a smear campaign.

Kansas Democrats are engaged in a heated battle over a top party official. The fight could come to a head next week when they gather in Wichita for Demofest.

The rift is exposing divisions among Democrats as they prepare for a gubernatorial election next year and a rematch with Republican Ron Estes for a congressional seat.

Party chairman John Gibson backs an effort to oust party secretary Casey Yingling, telling state committee members that the "time has come to stop Party officers from meddling in primaries for personal gain." Committee members may vote on the recall during Demofest.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article174501591.html

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