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Kansas congressional candidates scuffle over police reform

(AP) The Republican state treasurer and Democratic Topeka mayor who are running for the open seat in Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District clashed over police reform and racial justice in a debate. Jake LaTurner, the state’s treasurer, was on the attack for much of the 30-minute debate, televised by KSNT in Topeka. The Kansas City Star reports that he accused Michelle De La Isla, Topeka’s first Latina mayor, of holding “radical” beliefs such as defunding police. De La Isla said she does “not support defunding the police” and called a LaTurner ad that suggested she was actively doing so in Topeka “distasteful and full of lies.“

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