Dozens of House and Senate candidates crowded into the first floor of the secretary of state's office in Topeka Monday trying to beat the noon filing deadline for office.
"It's a steady stream," said Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state.
With an hour to go the process appeared orderly. Operatives from both parties checked cell phones and huddled in corners to make sure candidates got to the right place.
The process for filing was thrown into disarray last week after a federal court drew drastically new districts for the state.
Some on the floor said they expect more candidates to arrive within the hour. No candidate may file after noon.
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