Republicans challenge wide-ranging ethics subpoenas


Three former county Republican leaders on Tuesday urged a judge to throw out subpoenas issued as part of a wide-ranging ethics commission investigation that appears to center on GOP consultant Jared Suhn.

A lawyer for David Thorne, Scott Bishop and Cheryl Reynolds urged Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson to dismiss the subpoenas, which were among many circulated earlier this year when the ethics investigation first exploded onto the scene at the Capitol last spring.

All three are volunteers.

Thorne has previously served as chair of the Sedgwick County Republican Party, Bishop is the former treasurer of the Sedgwick . . .


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