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What’s the Matter with Kansas This Time?

September 4th, 2014 - 1:25 pm

For starters, the Democrats are up to their usual tricks in the Senate race there:

[Democrat Chad] Taylor’s decision to drop out of the race elevates Greg Orman, a well-funded independent candidate whose television ads have been on the Kansas airwaves since July. With a libertarian who may take votes from the right also on the ballot, Mr. Roberts, thought to be a relatively safe incumbent, could be in jeopardy.

Further, Republicans’ expectations nationally that they would have to defend just two seats – Kentucky and Georgia – in a year that finds them targeting as many as a dozen Democratic-controlled seats — have suddenly been scuttled. With many of the most competitive Senate races still effectively tied two months until the election, surprises in places like Kansas could prove crucial in determining if Republicans take the six seats they need to win a Senate majority.

So what is GOP incumbent Pat Roberts doing about it? This:

National Republicans on Thursday moved to take control of the campaign of Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, a day after his hopes for re-election and those of his party for taking control of the Senate were threatened by the sudden withdrawal of the Democrat in the race.

Oy.

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For this they did everything but throw the kitchen sink at Milton Wolf.
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An update to this, and I don't remember where I read it, is that Taylor did not provide compelling reason for dropping out (health or other similarly significantly challenging reasons) so his name may stay on the ballot.

It's a charlie foxtrot no matter how you slice it. I'm buying popcorn futures for Kansas, just in case. ;-)
3 weeks ago
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I read that he missed the deadline. I've lost the story line on this.
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Kansas law says that unless you drop out for being physically or mentally incapacitated, either your name remains on the ballot, or else your party provides a new name.
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