Pulse of Northeast Johnson County: Who will emerge from Democratic field to challenge Yoder?

Jay Senter - February 16, 2018 9:52 am
Rep. Kevin Yoder at the annual fall parade in downtown Overland Park. Photo by Andrew Poland.

The list of candidates hoping to challenge four-term incumbent Rep. Kevin Yoder in this fall’s general election grew this week, with candidates Mike McCamon and Sharice Davids entering the Democratic field. Previously announced candidates are Tom Niermann, Brent Welder, Chris Haulmark and Jay Sidie.

Who do you think is most likely to emerge from the August primary? Why?

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Pulse of Northeast Johnson County: What would you like to be able to say about Overland Park in 2040 that you can’t say today?

Earlier this week, Livability again put Overland Park among the best places to live in the country, ranking it 11th in a field of more than 2,000

Pulse of Northeast Johnson County: How would you grade Sam Brownback’s final State of the State?

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Pulse of Northeast Johnson County: Will Sam Brownback be confirmed to ambassadorship before 2018 legislative session is over?

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Pulse of Northeast Johnson County: Should Steve Klika resign from his seat on the Johnson County board?

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Pulse of Northeast Johnson County: What are the chances Kevin Yoder holds on to his seat in Congress next year?

Andrea Ramsey’s decision to drop out of the race for the 3rd District Congressional seat sharply changes the dynamics of not only the Democratic primary but also

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The decision of four members of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners to terminate the contract of popular County Manager Hannes Zacharias last


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