Tag: Steve Watkins

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman facing felony criminal charges  over previously listing a UPS Inc. postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form has been forced to temporarily give…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins spent $400,000 in taxpayer-funded communications during a six-month period amid a Republican primary challenge — nearly twice the total spent by the state’s other three representatives, a…

Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner is ending his campaign for the U.S. Senate and will instead launch a primary challenge against Republican Congressman Steve Watkins. LaTurner said he’s switching his efforts to run for the 2nd…

Trade ? and, in particular, trade with Canada, Mexico and China ? dominated discussion at a town hall meeting Tuesday in Iola with Congressman Steve Watkins, a Republican who represents Kansas? 2nd District.  Watkins touted…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Freshman Republican Congressman Steve Watkins of Kansas has forgiven $225,100 in loans he made to his 2018 campaign, according to a letter filed with the Federal Election Commission. The Kansas…

Democrats had a lot at stake this year.   They won a qualified victory, and they owe it all to new voters.  Sharice Davids captured the KC-area, 3rd Congressional District from incumbent Kevin Yoder, while…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans held onto an eastern Kansas congressional seat Tuesday they had been in danger of losing because of questions about their novice candidate’s public statements. Steve Watkins defeated Democrat Paul Davis…

Before Republicans fell in love with Steve Watkins, he was not their favorite. “He’s a charlatan, a fraud and an opportunist,” said state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, when the two, and five others, were pitted against…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A political novice who rode his profile as an outsider-adventurer to the Republican nomination in a competitive Kansas congressional district is facing scrutiny about some of the biographical details he shares…

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Paul Davis says he’s frustrated, but he doesn’t really show it. Sitting at a wooden desk in his campaign office in downtown Lawrence, the bespectacled Democrat matter-of-factly states that he’s irked by…