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The goals are outlined in an eight-page strategic plan from state Chairwoman Amanda Adkins, and the ultimate aim is giving Kansas a state government that’s consistently controlled by pro-business, anti-tax, small-government conservatives — and results in the policies such control implies.
The work by party officials comes as some prominent Kansas Republicans are pondering how to capitalize on the rise of the tea party movement and as downtrodden Democrats ponder their future after a bad election.
Gov.-elect Sam Brownback, who takes office Jan. 10, said the state GOP showed last year that it could operate as a unified party. But he said it wants to sustain that success.
Charges filed in Levin pie-in-face case
BIG RAPIDS | An antiwar protester who hit Michigan Sen. Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie has been charged with assault.
An indictment filed Thursday charges Ahlam Mohsen of Coldwater with two counts of assault against the Democrat while he was meeting with constituents in August in Big Rapids. Her friend Max Kantar of Big Rapids was also charged.
U.S. Attorney Don Davis in Grand Rapids says elected leaders should be able to listen to constituents without being attacked.
Levin spokeswoman Tara Andringa said he wasn’t immediately available for comment. At the time of the incident, the senator said his critics were hurting their cause.
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