Kansas GOP announces speakers for annual gathering

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott are among the scheduled speakers for the Kansas Republican Party's annual convention in January.

The two-day event will be Jan. 24-25 in Wichita. Hundreds of GOP elected officials and party activists are expected to attend.

The Kansas GOP says Perry is scheduled to speak at a dinner Jan. 24. He has been governor of Texas since 2000 and ran unsuccessfully for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

Scott is the speaker for a Jan. 25 party gala. He has served in the U.S. Senate since late 2012 and is considered among its most conservative members.

Kansas Republicans schedule their annual convention each year on the Friday and Saturday nearest the Jan. 29 anniversary of the state's 1861 admission to the union.

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