Yet another twist has emerged in the suddenly quite dramatic Kansas Senate race.
Yesterday, Democratic nominee Chad Taylor dropped out of the race, filing a notice for his name to be taken off the ballot — a move that could potentially strengthen independent candidate Greg Orman in his race against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
However, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) announced Thursday afternoon that Taylor's name must stay on the ballot anyway.
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Kobach's decision could potentially be challenged in court. [UPDATE: Taylor confirmed on Thursday that he will challenge Kobach's ruling.] Also, Taylor has said in a statement that he specifically consulted with the Director of Elections at the secretary of state's office, and was told that the notice he was filing was sufficient to have his name taken off the ballot. He also made his status as a candidate quite clear: "My candidacy in this race terminated yesterday."
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