Democratic Senate candidate in Kansas is removed from ballot

Posted at 5:19 PM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-19 08:12:05-04

He wanted out.

Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor was removed from the ballot by the Kansas Supreme Court, just hours before a deadline to print the ballots.

Taylor, a district attorney in Shawnee County, Kansas, had attempted to drop out of the race to give independent candidate Greg Orman a shot to beat incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

Taylor's attempt to withdraw from the race was blocked by Kansas District Attorney, which prompted the lawsuit.

The ballots were to begin printing Thursday to send overseas by Saturday.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on twitter @GavinStern or email him at