Republican state Rep. John Eplee has filed to run for the state Senate against incumbent Dennis Pyle, saying the longtime senator from Hiawatha contributed to the Republicans losing the governor's race to Democrat Laura Kelly this year.
First elected to the House in 2016, the Atchison lawmaker just won a fourth term in the Legislature as he positions to run against Pyle in Senate District 1, which covers a swath of northeast Kansas including Atchison, Brown and Leavenworth counties.
"It's unfortunate what went down in our election," Eplee said in an interview Monday morning with the Sunflower State . . .