O’Hara out of race; Moore’s wife may join

The Kansas City Star (Sunday) - - LOCAL -

Repub­li­can Char­lotte O’Hara on Satur­day dropped out of Kansas’ 3rd District race for Congress. The rea­son was strug­gles with fundrais­ing.

“Ob­vi­ously this is an ex­tremely crit­i­cal time for our coun­try, and I was pas­sion­ate about tak­ing the voice of the peo­ple to Wash­ing­ton,” O’Hara said in a state­ment. “How­ever, not only does it take time and pas­sion for the is­sues, it re­quires a tremendous amount of money and the con­tri­bu­tions sim­ply were not com­ing into the cam­paign.”

O’Hara’s de­ci­sion goes a long way to­ward shap­ing the GOP pri­mary race as a bat­tle be­tween Nick Jor­dan and Kevin Yoder, with sev­eral other candidates also vy­ing for con­tention.

Mean­while, U.S. Rep. Den­nis Moore, who is re­tir­ing from Congress, hinted Satur­day that his wife, Stephene, was a po­ten­tial Demo­cratic can­di­date. At a lun­cheon, Den­nis Moore told fel­low Democrats to “stay tuned.”

Kansas Demo­cratic Party Chair­man Larry Gates also con­firmed Stephene Moore was “pos­si­bly on the list.” How­ever, the con­gress­man’s wife said she hasn’t made any de­ci­sions and de­clined to com­ment fur­ther. | Steve Kraske, skraske@kc­star.com, and The As­so­ci­ated Press


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