Kansas Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, is putting his young family ahead of higher office in opting not to challenge Gov. Kathleen Sebelius next year. Good for him. But Schmidt is one to watch for the future — which should be long, given that heâ€™s 37. One of the sharper minds at the Statehouse, the attorney understands its political process and seems undaunted by the Kansas GOPâ€™s infamous split.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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