Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Insight from Governor Candidate's Vote Records

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Insight from Governor Candidate's Vote Records

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Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer's voting record as a legislator gives insight into the course of policy action he is certain to sustain if he wins the governor's race.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Colyer generally has avoided hefty policy pronouncements in recent weeks to focus on explaining what type of person he would be as governor.

Colyer launched a career in the state Legislature by sponsoring a bill equating the legal status of a fetus at all stages of gestation to that of a living human being.

This anti-abortion position he took as a freshman representative in 2007 reflected his advocacy in the House and Senate through 2010, as well as his public positions as lieutenant governor for more than six years.

"Kansas has a long history of being the conscience of the United States," Colyer said in a speech before declaring his intention to seek a full term as governor in 2018. …

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