UPDATED: Holscher announces bid for Senate against Denning


(Updated: Story recast to include Denning's response; edits throughout)

With next year's Senate races more than a year out, Democratic state Rep. Cindy Holscher late Wednesday night launched a bid to defeat Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning.

Holscher announced her Senate campaign just before 10:30 Wednesday night, hours after Denning and other Republican leaders were unable to cut a deal with Gov. Laura Kelly to expand Medicaid. Republican leadership wants a bill passed next year. Kelly insists on getting Medicaid expanded this year.

"Tens of thousands of Kansans desperately need medical care, and the senator has refused . . .


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