Organized labor looms large in Democratic gubernatorial primary

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The announcement barely caused a ripple in the social media waters.

While attention zeroed in on gubernatorial running mates, state Sen. Laura Kelly quietly lined up support from groups that could play a deciding role in the Democratic primary.

While Kelly’s choice of state Sen. Lynn Rogers as a running mate made headlines, it may be the support that she’s starting to pick up from organized labor that could prove more important over the long haul.

In recent weeks, Kelly won the support of the Topeka transit workers union and the United Steelworkers.

The announcements barely registered a . . .


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