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Agents Group to Hold Forum for Kansas Insurance Post Candidates

The candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner are having a forum in October in Wichita. The event is Oct. 17 at the Wichita Marriott hotel and is sponsored by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents. The forum is part of an …

Oklahoma Insurance, Commerce Commissioners to Be Decided in Primary

Voters in the Republican primary in Oklahoma will decide who will be the state’s next regulators of both the insurance industry and a wide range of other businesses overseen by the three-member Oklahoma Corporation Commission, including the important oil and …

Anderson Launches Campaign for Kansas Insurance Commissioner Post

A Kansas City-area businessman has launched his campaign for Kansas insurance commissioner, with the state’s previous first lady serving as honorary chairwoman. Dennis Anderson of Overland Park is the first announced Democratic candidate in this year’s race to replace three-term …

Kreidler’s 4th Term in Washington: Healthcare, Climate Change, Excess Surpluses

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler won nearly six in 10 votes in his re-election bid, giving him bragging rights as the U.S.’s longest currently serving insurance commissioner. Kreidler won 57.7 percent of the vote, while insurance broker John Adams, his …

Hamm Re-Elected as North Dakota Insurance Commissioner

Republican and incumbent North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm handily won re-election against his Democrat challenger Tom Potter. Hamm received just over 63 percent of the vote to Potter’s 36.5 percent. Hamm ran on a three-C platform: common sense insurance …

Washington’s Kreidler Wins Fourth Term

Incumbent Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler won 57.7 percent of the vote in his re-election bid for state insurance commissioner, giving him bragging rights as the U.S.’s longest currently serving insurance commissioner. The Democrat Kreidler, a former state legislator and …

Anti-Lawsuit Groups, Lawyers Fueling Texas Races

Millions of dollars have been pumped into typically low-spending Texas Legislature races in recent weeks by groups hoping to limit the amount of money that can be awarded in lawsuits and attorneys fighting such restrictions. Texans for Lawsuit Reform and …

Greek Pro-bailout Parties Look to Forge Coalition

Political parties supporting Greece’s international bailout begin forging a government on Monday after an election victory over radical leftists staved off the prospect of the debt-laden country leaving the euro and brought relief to global markets. Conservative New Democracy leader …

World Economies Prepare for Panic after Greek Elections

Authorities in the world’s major economies are preparing for a possible market storm or public panic after cliffhanger Greek elections this weekend, officials said on Thursday, should radical leftists win and cast doubt on the nation’s future in the euro …

Louisiana Commissioner Re-elected by Large Margin

While pundits were saying that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, with almost 66 percent of the vote, rolled up the most lopsided win in a governor’s race in recent times, he fell short of the victory margins scored by Insurance Commissioner …