Republican leadership vows holding Kelly to no-tax pledge

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Republican leadership at the Kansas Capitol on Wednesday greeted the election of a new Democratic governor with caution, warning that they would hold Laura Kelly to her pledge not to raise taxes.

Promising to change the tenor at the statehouse following eight years of Republican leadership, Kelly will move into the governor's office as a newly elected Kansas House will tilt the Legislature in a more conservative direction.

Democrats lost six seats in the House on Tuesday night, according to complete but unofficial results. Republicans lost five seats.

If the results stand after provisional ballots are counted, the Republicans . . .

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