TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee is targeting eight incumbent state senators in Republican primaries this year and PAC raised more than $163,000 last year to finance its efforts.
The Chamber PAC’s targets include Senate President Steve Morris, of Hugoton.
The PAC is expected to file a report Tuesday with the secretary of state’s office detailing its activities for 2011. Jeff Glendening, the chamber’s vice president of political affairs, confirmed details for The Associated Press ahead of the filing.
He said the PAC spent about $112,000 last year, including maximum $1,000 contributions for challengers to eight incumbent GOP senators, including Morris. Conservatives have been upset with the Senate’s moderate GOP leaders over taxes and other issues.
Morris says he’s not surprised and worries the primaries will be divisive.