A second Republican candidate has joined the race to challenge conservative state Sen. Dennis Pyle, who made waves earlier this year when he dropped his Republican Party affiliation to run for governor.
Craig Bowser, who ran unsuccessfully for the state Senate two years ago, has launched his campaign to run in Senate District 1.
Bowser along with Republican state Rep. John Eplee of Atchison are running in the Republican primary to challenge Pyle, who is now an independent.
Eplee filed for the seat last month. The . . .