WICHITA - The Sedgwick County Republican Party has censured a GOP county commissioner for supporting a Democratic candidate. The Sedgwick County GOP passed a resolution Thursday night censuring Commissioner Jim Skelton for his support of Democrat Tim Norton, the District 2 county commissioner, who is being challenged by Republican Ben Sauceda.
Skelton, a Republican, said in a recent newspaper story that he supports Norton in the race.
Sauceda, secretary of the county party, says the resolution to censure Skelton was passed unanimously.
Skelton, who was not at the meeting Thursday, called the censure "political hogwash" and said that it demonstrates the "childish nature of this far-right uncompromising ideology."