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Winn names Lais as running mate


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

Jennifer Winn, a Republican seeking the governorship of Kansas, has announced Robin Lais as her running mate for lieutenant governor.

Lais replaces Ethan McCord for the position. McCord was severely wounded in an IED attack on his unit while serving as an Army Ranger in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Due to ongoing medical issues stemming from that attack, he has requested to step aside in the race against Gov. Sam Brownback.

Lais was born in Kansas, lives in Wichita and owns Ciara Adverting Agency Inc., a media relations company she started in 1992, as well as Karma Konnections, a natural healing arts store located on East Douglas.