Highland withdraws from majority leader’s race

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It's down to two in the race for House majority leader.

Republican state Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego announced Sunday night that he was withdrawing from the race for the second most powerful job in the chamber.

Highland  made his announcement Sunday night at a reception for Republican lawmakers in Topeka in advance Monday morning's leadership elections.

"It's strictly numbers," Highland said Sunday night. "The numbers weren't there to make a challenge of it. I decided it wasn't worth dissension within the party so I withdrew."

Highland's decision leaves current House Majority Leader Don . . .

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