Political newcomer elected chair of Democratic Party

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Political newcomer Jeanna Repass emerged as the new chair of the Kansas Democratic Party Saturday, defeating former Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers by 15 votes.

Repass, who ran unsuccessfully for Kansas secretary of state last year, defeated Rogers in a campaign that at points had turned ugly on social media.

A former Democratic national committeeman called it an "unplanned slugfest."

Repass defeated Rogers 122-107 with the aid of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, who took sides against Rogers who served as her lieutenant governor and was later appointed by the governor as state treasurer.

Repass also had support from Democratic U . . .

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