Boyda drops out of 2020 Senate race

State News

October 11, 2019 - 5:28 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas Democratic congresswoman has dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pat Roberts.

Former U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda formed a campaign committee in June to run for the Democratic nomination next year. Former federal prosecutor and Kansas City area attorney Barry Grissom is also seeking the nomination.

Boyda represented a northeast Kansas district in the U.S. House in 2007 and 2008, ousting a Republican incumbent in 2006, only to narrowly lose the seat two years later. She said Thursday she was leaving the Senate race to focus on bringing Kansans together at a time of civic strife without what she described as the “constraints of a partisan campaign.”

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