In a poll last week of 401 likely Sedgwick County voters in the GOP primary, conducted by SurveyUSA and sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, Marc Bennett had pulled way ahead of Kevin O’Connor in the district attorney’s race and challenger Jeff Easter was leading Sheriff Robert Hinshaw. Bennett, deputy district attorney in the office of the retiring District Attorney Nola Foulston, had 51 percent support, compared with 33 percent for O’Connor, a former deputy district attorney. Easter, a captain in the Wichita Police Department, had 49 percent support, compared with Hinshaw’s 38 percent. In polling three weeks ago, Bennett led O’Connor and Hinshaw led Easter by 1 percentage point.
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