UPDATED: Manhattan’s Reddi announces U.S. Senate bid


(Updated to include fresh comments from Reddi; political science professor)

Manhattan Mayor Pro Tem Usha Reddi on Thursday morning launched what could potentially be a historic drive to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate.

Reddi, an Indian American who immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 8, announced that she would join the Democratic field for the Senate. She could be the first woman of color elected to the Senate from Kansas.

"This is a difficult decision because it takes a lot of time and is very competitive," Reddi said in an . . .


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