After DNC, Kansas Democrats begin to prepare for elections against Republicans back home

Democratic delegates to head home, campaign in a Republican state

For four delegates wrapping up their time at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the work and campaigning is just beginning. Delegates Amber Versola of Lenexa, Paul McCorkle of Olathe, Rick Cortez of Topeka and Gabriel Costilla of Derby will all return home this weekend and resume their campaigns for state Legislature.

Paige Gross is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Wichita Eagle.

Democrats from Kansas watch as Clinton accepts party nomination

Kansas Democrats witness Clinton nomination as ‘extraordinary experience’

Kansas Democratic Party Chair Lee Kinch saw history being made eight years ago when Barack Obama became the first African-American nominee for president. He witnessed history again Thursday night when Hillary Clinton walked onstage as the first female nominee of a major party.

Paige Gross is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Wichita Eagle.

Bernie Sanders surprise appearance at Kansas delegation breakfast

Sanders surprises Kansas delegation at breakfast

After a long first night on the convention floor, the Kansas state delegates got a special boost of energy Tuesday morning when Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped by for a visit. “There’s no reason why Democrats can’t be successful in Kansas,” Sanders said as part of a five-minute speech about turning out to vote for the party.

Paige Gross is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Wichita Eagle.

Some Kansan delegates say they’re at DNC with one specific Job: Get Bernie to the White House

Some Sanders delegates voting Sanders, despite his endorsement of Clinton

While much of the Democratic Party is pushing Bernie Sanders delegates to unify the party and support Hillary Clinton, some Kansans say they’re here at the national convention with one specific job: Get Bernie to the White House.

Paige Gross is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Wichita Eagle.

Ingenuity and elbow grease for delegates getting to Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Kansas delegates cutting costs for the Democratic National Convention

Twenty-one-year-old Reece Rogers of Wichita would do almost anything to get to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia – even if it took ingenuity and a little elbow grease.

Paige Gross is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Wichita Eagle.