When a Kansas legislator rises to the highest position in the National Conference of State Legislatures, it would seem to be a good thing for Kansas. But former Kansas House Speaker Melvin Neufeld of Ingalls was president-elect of the national group when he lost his House seat in a GOP primary two years ago. And last week Senate President Steve Morris (in photo), R-Hugoton, was unseated by primary challenger Rep. Larry Powell, R-Garden City, while Morris was in Chicago serving as the NCSL’s president. Morris told the Huffington Post that he didn’t regret attending the NCSL annual meeting because he’d done all he could do for the primary. “I hope the electorate, when they see what happens with ultraconservatives, they decide that is not what they want,” Morris said.
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