Parker withdraws from leadership race


Democratic state Rep. Brett Parker late Tuesday pulled out of the race for assistant House minority leader, and threw his support to Rep. Jason Probst.

Parker, who worked to help elect Democrats to the House in the last election cycle, said he thought Probst would be able to help the party gain back ground it lost this year in Pittsburg, Newton, and Leavenworth.

Rep. Monica Murnan lost her reelection bid to the House in Pittsburg, Rep. Tim Hodge failed to get reelected in Newton and the Leavenworth seat held by Rep. Jeff Pittman was won by Republican Pat Proctor. Pittman . . .


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