Considered at one point a leading candidate for Kansas Senate president, Republican Sen. Jeff Longbine said he is bowing out of running for any leadership position.
Longbine, now the Senate vice president, said in an interview this week he had decided against seeking a leadership post following an election that saw conservatives assert more control in the chamber.
"I kind of looked at a couple different positions," the Emporia lawmaker said.
"With the changes in the election (and) the number of new people that probably lean much more conservative than I do, it just didn't seem like a proper . . .