State primary contests promise excitement

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June 3, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett announced Thursday his wife, Rosie Hansen, will be his lieutenant governor running mate. THAD ALLTON/TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL

The final flurry of filings ahead of the Kansas primaries in August didn’t disappoint.

“This is one of the busiest days of the year, every two-year cycle,” said Secretary of State Kris Kobach, surveying the last crop of candidates that paraded in just before the noon deadline Friday.

Performance artist Vermin Supreme arrives at the Secretary of State’s office to get his name on the ballot for the attorney general’s race. Supreme will challenge Derek Schmidt in the Republican primary.

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