(Updated with comments from Tyson)
After flirting with the idea for weeks, Republican state Sen. Caryn Tyson is joining the Republican primary for state treasurer.
Tyson, 58, officially kicked off her campaign Friday evening at Ravenwood Lodge, owned by Republican state Rep. Ken Corbet.
Tyson had long been expected to join the race, which already includes Republican state Rep. Steven Johnson and Michael Austin, who served as an economic adviser to former Gov. Sam Brownback.
Republican Sara Hart Weir, who ran for Congress in 2020 in the 3rd District, also has been mentioned as a possible candidate for treasurer.
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