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Can Republicans Lose Kansas? (National Radio Commentary / Salem-Townhall.com) September 25, 2014

Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds, Radio Commentaries.

With Republicans needing a net gain of 6 seats in the U.S. Senate to take control, they can’t afford to lose seats they now hold.  But, in Kansas, as red a state as they come, 3-term Republican Pat Roberts could very well lose his seat to an independent. How could this happen in a state that has elected only Republicans since the 1930’s?

Unfortunately Senator Roberts has come to be viewed as a creature of Washington, which doesn’t sit well in the Sunflower State. He now lives in Virginia and his only residence in Kansas is a rented room in the home of one of his donors, a foolish mistake by Roberts.

Also, the Kansas Republican Party has become more conservative, if possible, than the State as a whole.  With strong opposition to both Senator Roberts’ and Governor Brownback’s reelection, it’s akin to the rejection of the Tea Party elsewhere.

Conservative Kansas could provide a shocker on Election Day, preventing Republicans from controlling the U.S. Senate. 

Link to Townhall.com audio:  http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/699104



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