Boyda outlines goals at Emporia stop as her US Senate campaign takes off Featured

US Senate candidate Nancy Boyda talks with people attending the Lyon County Democrats' monthly meeting Monday. US Senate candidate Nancy Boyda talks with people attending the Lyon County Democrats' monthly meeting Monday. Chuck Samples/KVOE News

Former Kansas Congresswoman Nancy Boyda stopped in Emporia on Monday night as she begins the early stages of her run for US Senate.


Boyda was the featured guest at the Lyon County Democrats' monthly meeting. She tells KVOE News her campaign this time is different from others she has run.

Boyda says campaign finance practices and gerrymandering are big reasons why politicians don't "work across the aisle," and she says her whole campaign is dedicated to breaking gridlock.

Boyda is using child welfare as her test case. She says it's not a partisan issue, and she says there is "a lot of low-lying fruit" that can turn into quick results.

Boyda served the Second Congressional District from 2006 to 2008 and has largely been out of politics since then. She's entering an increasingly crowded field on both sides of the aisle, with former US Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom on the Democrat side also campaigning and three Republicans -- former Secretary of State Kris Kobach, current State Treasurer Jake LaTurner and former Kansas City Chief Dave Lindstrom -- all in the running.

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