Jan 13, 2020 2:27 PM

Former Sen. Bob Dole endorses Rep. Marshall for Kansas Senate

Posted Jan 13, 2020 2:27 PM
Senator Dole and Rep. Roger Marshall photo courtesy Rep. Marshall's office
Senator Dole and Rep. Roger Marshall photo courtesy Rep. Marshall's office

WASHINGTON — One candidate in the battle to win the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Kansas received an exciting endorsement Monday.

Former Senate Majority leader Bob Dole announced on social media he will endorse First District congressman Roger Marshall.

"I'm proud to endorse Roger Marshall for the U.S. Senate. He's a true friend to me and a true friend to Kansas. Dr. Marshall is hard working, loyal and dedicated to preserving common-sense Kansas values in the Senate. He has my full trust, and I know he will represent Kansas well."

Marshall's GOP rivals include former Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and Dave Lindstrom, a Kansas City-area businessman and ex-Kansas City Chiefs professional football player. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed again last week he has no interest in running for the job that will open as Senator Pat Roberts retires.

Marshall commented on Dole's endorsement, "I’m humbled and proud to have Senator's Dole's endorsement to serve Kansas in the U.S. Senate. Senator Dole’s legacy is one of service and conservative results for our entire country. He’s a role model, a mentor and a dear friend."

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Jan 13, 2020 2:27 PM
Missouri mother charged with killing her infant twins
Maya Caston photo St. Louis Co. PD

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri mother who said her infant twins were stillborn has been charged with killing the children.

Maya Caston, 25, of St. Louis, faces two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of child abuse, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office announced Sunday.

No information about the case was immediately listed on online court records and the prosecutor's office didn't immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press about whether Caston has an attorney who can speak on her behalf.

Authorities said she gave birth to the twins — a boy and a girl — and then covered their mouths and noses with a towel. She reported their births on Wednesday. Officials have said the children had been carried to full term and neither one was stillborn.

Caston was being held Sunday in lieu of $500,000 bond.