BY BRYAN LOWRY, Kansas City Star
After nearly three decades in Topeka, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle wants to give Washington a try.
The Wichita Republican will officially launch her campaign for U.S. Senate on Wednesday after hinting for months at her interest in succeeding retiring Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
Wagle, a 65-year-old cancer survivor and the only woman to be chosen Kansas Senate president, said she plans to continue to work as the Kansas Senate’s top Republican through the next legislative session.
Wagle has cast herself as one of the most vocal opponents of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, clashing with her on tax policy and other issues. That role could be an asset as she seeks the nomination against a crowded GOP field.
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