Kansas Democrats pick Kelly, Rogers replacements next week

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Two groups of local Democratic activists are meeting next week to fill the Kansas Senate seats previously held by Gov.-elect Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers.

Precinct committee members of Kelly's former Topeka-area district are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Topeka public library.

In the Wichita district Rogers represented, precinct committee members are scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Service Employees International Union Local 503 headquarters.

Kelly and Rogers both resigned from the Senate earlier this month after their ticket won the governor's race over Republicans Kris Kobach and Wink Hartman.

Kelly has served 14 years in the Senate and Rogers, two years.

The new senators will serve the remaining two years of the four-year terms until the 2020 elections.

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