Robin Carnahan’s decision to not seek a third term as Missouri Secretary of State has opened the door for seven hopefuls from four different political parties.
Kansas City – It's unclear how news of financial mismanagement at the Kansas GOP will affect the race for Secretary of State.
The Topeka Capitol Journal reported earlier this week that an FEC audit revealed the Kansas GOP inappropriately or illegally handled hundreds of thousands of dollars during 2007 and 2008.
Kris Kobach, now a candidate for Secretary of State, was the party chair during that time.
Kobach said he knew the issue is a distraction, but said he wasn't concerned it would hurt him politically.