Abortion is unlikely complication in Senate race in Kansas

A fight in the Kansas Legislature over protecting its power to restrict abortion has become an unlikely complication in the Republican primary race for an open U.S. Senate seat even though the top GOP candidates all oppose abortion.

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle is campaigning for higher office as state lawmakers seek to put a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot. Wagle has been pointing to her work for the amendment to boost her campaign.

Meanwhile, many Republicans see the GOP race as a contest between immigration hardliner Kris Kobach and U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall of western Kansas.