Kelly, Svaty trade barbs over abortion, guns, voting rights


Former Democratic state Rep. Josh Svaty opened up a new front in the gubernatorial primary Thursday night, challenging state Sen. Laura Kelly over voting for a bill that required proof of citizenship for prospective voters.

Svaty raised the 2011 law - initiated by Republican Kris Kobach and recently struck down in federal court as unconstitutional - after he and Kelly traded jabs over abortion and guns.

In a forum sponsored by the northeast chapter of Women for Kansas, Svaty went on the offensive early, attacking Kelly's support for legislation allowing concealed carry of handguns without a permit or training.

She responded . . .


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