Food Fight In Kansas Primary Part Of Election Day In Four States

wochit politics
August 05, 2014 AT 3:39 AM
Kansas voters will get to weigh in Tuesday on a right-wing food fight as part of a Congressional House race, while in neighboring Missouri the son of former Attorney General John Ashcroft seeks to follow in his father's footsteps. In all, four states are holding primary elections Tuesday, with Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Washington voters taking to the polls. One Kansas race drawing national attention is a contest for the state's 4th District congressional seat between incumbent Republican Mike Pompeo and challenger Todd Tiahrt. Pompeo, backed by powerful food and agriculture companies, recently introduced a federal law that would nullify state efforts to require labeling on foods made from genetically modified crops. Laws mandating such labeling are being pursued in several states, and Tiahrt has found support in colliding with Pompeo over the issue.