Attorney general makes case for keeping out-of-state candidates off ballot

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Never in more than 150 years has an out-of-state candidate been on the ballot for governor in Kansas.

The Kansas attorney general's office went to court Monday to stop that from happening in 2018 when it asked a Shawnee County judge to issue a declaratory judgment barring out-of-state candidates from running for governor.

"It has always been commonly accepted...that you need to be a citizen of the state to run for elective office," Chief Deputy Attorney General Jeff Chanay told Judge Teresa Watson.

While no single law expressly requires gubernatorial candidates to live in . . .

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