Kansas GOP’s Annual Gathering to be in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Republican Party is holding its annual convention in Hutchinson near the end of the month.

State GOP Chairwoman Amanda Adkins announced in an email Wednesday that the two-day gathering will begin Jan. 25. Hundreds of party activists are expected to attend.

The convention features receptions by elected public officials and a dinner speaker on the opening night. The next day’s events include a meeting of the GOP’s state committee and a lunch with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.

The Republican Party traditionally schedules the convention close to the Jan. 29 anniversary of the state’s admission to the union in 1861. However, two years ago, the GOP ended the tradition of having the gathering in Topeka, deciding instead to move it around the state.