Monday, June 11, 2012
Conservative Kansas state Rep. Brenda Landwehr has dropped her bid to unseat moderate Republican Sen. Jean Schodorf after being drawn out of Schodorf's district in Wichita.
Landwehr filed Monday for re-election to the state House. After three federal judges adjusted the state's political boundaries last week, Landwehr is in a district with Rep. Nile Dillmore, a Wichita Democrat.
Landwehr has served in the House since 1995, and she announced months ago that she intended to challenge Schodorf in the Republican primary. Schodorf has served in the Senate since 2001.
But the Legislature failed to adjust the state's political boundaries this year to account for shifts in population, leading to a lawsuit. The judges then drew the lines themselves.
Landwehr said she likes living in her current house and wouldn't move.