Republican Senate candidates rebuff mask mandates


The major Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday night rejected any proposal to mandate the wearing of masks as a way of slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

Congressman Roger Marshall, former Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Johnson County Commissioner David Lindstrom said they opposed requiring people to wear masks because it would impede on individual freedoms.

However, Marshall, a physician, nuanced his answer saying that businesses should have the right to require masks for their customers.

The question about the masks came up during an hour-long debate broadcast Wednesday night on Facebook from . . .


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