Candidates navigate pandemic waters


By Roxie Hammill
Sunflower State Journal

In so many ways, 2020 has been a year like no other for political campaigning.

Parades, county fairs, cocktail party fundraisers — canceled.

The palm-pressing, baby-kissing, door-knocking staples of years gone by are mostly off the table this year due to the risks of spreading COVID-19, say candidates and organizers from both parties.

“COVID’s changed everything,” said Rep. Nick Hoheisel, the Wichita Republican running for reelection in the 97th House District.

“The whole epidemic has been challenging to Kansans, so we have to work through it . . .


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