Chad Taylor, the Democratic Senate nominee in Kansas, has sued Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) to get his name removed from the ballot in November.
Kobach ruled last week that Taylor’s name would not be removed from the ballot in November despite his announcement that he would withdraw from the race. Taylor had previously said that he would challenge Kobach’s decision, and the Associated Press reported Tuesday that he had filed a petition in the Kansas Supreme Court naming Kobach as the defendant.
Taylor’s decision to drop out of his campaign against incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) was seen as clearing the field for independent candidate Greg Orman, who has been polling strongly against Roberts. But Kobach declared last week that Taylor had not meant the legal requirement to withdraw from the ballot by stating that he would be incapable of serving if elected.