UPDATED: Democrat objects to more than 6,000 signatures on Orman petition


(Updated to reflect more details of the objection; inserts Orman response)

A top Democratic legislative aide on Monday objected to more than 6,000 signatures on independent Greg Orman's petition to get on the ballot in the Kansas governor's race.

Will Lawrence, chief of staff for Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, filed an objection to the signatures on Orman's petitions just before 5 p.m. Monday.

If upheld by the state Objections Board, Orman could be kept off the general election ballot, a move that could potentially help Democratic nominee Laura Kelly by giving her a head . . .


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