|Former Lake Quivera Mayor Larry Meeker|
When Meeker's name never showed up on the secretary of state's list of eligible candidates, he and other local Democrats decided to look into what happened.
Democrats as the time said Kobach's office lost Meeker's documents; a party official signed a sworn statement indicating that he had handed the filing documents over to a deputy in the secretary of state's office. That year's filing deadline was a particularly messy affair after the courts had to complete a redistricting project that the Kansas Legislature couldn't manage.
Kobach's office responded that Meeker's papers never arrived. Meeker appealed the decision to a three-person panel: Kobach, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer — all Republicans. Meeker, of course, lost his appeal.
He instead ran as an independent for the 17th District against Hildabrand. No Democrat appeared on that ballot. ... [End of Excerpt]
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