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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas branch of the Reform Party is at odds with the national party over who should appear on the state's ballot as its presidential nominee.
Kansas Reform Party officials favor Montana pastor Chuck Baldwin and submitted his name in June. But the party's national convention last month chose Andre Barnett, a business owner, model and military veteran from New York State.
On Monday, the national organization formally objected to a decision by the Kansas secretary of state's office to list Baldwin as the Reform Party nominee.
The State Objections Board expects to decide the issue later this week.
A similar conflict arose in 2008, and the Objections Board sided with the state organization, also listing Baldwin as the presidential candidate.