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Candidates With Same Name Appear On Kansas Ballot


     Two candidates with the same first and last names will appear on a Kansas primary ballot for a congressional seat, but one will be identified with his title as the incumbent.
    The State Objections Board decided Monday that Republican voters in the 4th District in the Wichita area will choose between Rep. Ron Estes and Ron M. Estes. Both are from Wichita.
    The secretary of state's office devised the plan. But Democratic candidate Laura Lombard objected and said the listing would give the congressman an unfair advantage in the August 7 primary.
     But the all-GOP board led by Secretary of State Kris Kobach concluded that trying to distinguish the candidates by middle initials still would prove too confusing to voters.

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