Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down taxpayer · 219 weeks ago Too bad Abrams dropped out. I was looking forward to voting against a Republican for the first time in my life. Guess I’ll let that idea slide by now. Larry Alley is a good person. Kasha Kelley is one of the best Representatives we have ever had. They deserve our vote. Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down sore loser · 219 weeks ago If you consider “the best representative we’ve ever had” one of the representatives who helped Brown back administer his disastrous experiment …. Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 219 weeks ago Alley would become a Koch puppet just like Abrams. Proceed with caution. Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue and Shane Farley, Sumner Newscow â€” All but one of the Sumner County State Races appear to be contested in what looks like an interesting election in 2016. The election filing deadline for state races was at noon today.Â The biggest election news in Sumner County is State Senator Steve Abrams, a Republican from Ark City, withdrew his name from consideration for the 32nd District at the last moment. Larry Alley, a Winfield Republican, will instead be running in his place. His name had appeared on the list, but it had been removed at the last moment. Abrams has been a state senator since 2008.Â Alley,who filed today after Abram’s withdrawal, was a candidate in 2012 and 2014 against Representative Ed Trimmer of Winfield in the 79th District. He lost by a narrow margin of fewer than 50 votes each time.Don Shimkus, an Oxford Democrat, has also filed for the 32nd District seat.In a press release sent out today, Shimkus stated: Today my opponent withdrew from the Senate race, but recruited a stand-in to continue the devastating Brownback experiment. I am running to change an unfair tax policy, enact policies that promote job growth and economic development, and ensure Kansas children have access to a quality education. We cannot continue to elect politicians who support the failed Brownback policies.Kasha Kelley, an Ark City Republican, has filed for reelection in the 80th Dist. Kansas House of Representatives.The Kansas Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office shows that Kelley filed this morning just ahead of todayâ€™s noon filing deadline. Republican Anita Judd-Jenkins, Ark City and Democrat Michelle Schiltz, Caldwell have filed to challenge Kelley. Kelley, who has represented the southeastern part of Sumner County, is a businesswoman, who has held the seat since 2005.Kyle Hoffman, 116th state representative representing the western half of Sumner County, has filed for reelection. He will be challenged by Democrat Jolene Roitman of Wellington. Hoffman was unopposed in 2014.Pete DeGraaf, a Republican of the 82nd District that represents a small section in the north part of Sumner County, has filed for reelection and has an opponent. Danette Harris of Mulvane will be running as an 82nd District candidate. The only uncontested race is the 79th District where incumbent Ed Trimmer is running unopposed. The Kansas State Primary election is set for Tuesday, August 2. The general election is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 8. Follow us on Twitter.