Longbine to make seven stops in county

Jeff Longbine, Republican candidate for the Kansas Senate from District 17, plans to make seven campaign stops in Marion County Oct. 26 as part of a two-day caravan through the entire district.

Longbine, who owns an auto dealership in Emporia, is scheduled to arrive at 9 a.m. in downtown Florence for a 30-minute stop, then will be in Burns at 9:45 a.m. for rolls at the senior center.

Longbine is scheduled to arrive in Peabody at 10:30 a.m. for a 30-minute stop in the downtown area. He will then arrive in downtown Hillsboro for lunch at 11:30 a.m.

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At 1 p.m. he is scheduled to be in Marion for a 30-minute stop at the Marion Senior Center. From there, he?ll arrive in Lincolnville at 2 p.m. for 15 minutes along Main Street, then will make a 15-minute stop at Lost Springs at 2:30 p.m.

Longbine, 48, was elected last week by the Republican Precinct Committee to temporarily fill the Senate seat vacated by Jim Barnett Oct. 1. Two years are remaining on Barnett?s term.

Because of the timing of the resignation, Longbine and Democrat opponent Jerry Karr must both stand for election in what is otherwise not an election year for state senators.

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