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Kansas elections 2014

Midterm Roundup: Hagan Hanging On In North Carolina

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October 20, 2014

Kansas Must Send Kris Kobach To Political Oblivion

Voters have a chance to expel America’s worst secretary of state from office. They should take it.

October 14, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Deadlocked In Georgia

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October 13, 2014

Could Latino Voters Decide Kansas’ Elections?

Could Republican hostility to Latino voters swing one of the most pivotal Senate races?

October 10, 2014

In Kansas Senate Race, Pat Roberts Tries To Right His Campaign

Can the embattled Republican recover before election day?

October 9, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Could Democrats Win In South Dakota?

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October 8, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Grimes Pulls Ahead In Kentucky?

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October 6, 2014

Republican Walker Gains In Wisconsin, Brownback Struggles In Kansas

Two divisive conservative leaders are seeing their political fortunes move in opposite directions.

October 2, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Grimes Isn’t Done Yet In Kentucky

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October 1, 2014

Analysis: Pat Roberts Ranks Among Most Vulnerable Senators

Find out which incumbents are on the chopping block.

October 1, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Democrats Find New Voters

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September 25, 2014

WATCH: The Koch Brothers Are Worried About Kansas

It’s panic time for Senator Pat Roberts.

September 24, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Palin Returns

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September 23, 2014

Midterm Roundup: How Big Could The GOP Win?

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have missed on Friday, September 19: • Democrat Chad Taylor is officially off the ballot in Kansas, leaving the Senate election as a head-to-head matchup between Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Independent Greg Orman. The latest poll of the race, from Rasmussen Reports, […]

September 19, 2014

Kansas Democrat Chad Taylor’s Name Ordered Off Ballot

Could this decision upend the midterms?

September 19, 2014

Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Let’s go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November’s elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts the party’s chances of doing so at 62.6 percent. On second thought, let’s not. As even Silver would admit, there’s plenty of room for unforeseen events. […]

September 16, 2014

How Not To Get Your Country Back

The Tea Party mantra, “I want my country back,” resonates with many. The racial undertones can be ugly (as well as pointless). But the longing for an economically secure America centered on a strong middle class is on point and widely shared. Older and mostly white members of the far right tend to see themselves […]

September 16, 2014

Senate Candidate In Kansas Is A Serial Business And Political Entrepreneur

By Dave Helling, The Kansas City Star Greg Orman once lent money to actress Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds and her son wanted to turn her large collection of Hollywood memorabilia into a museum in Tennessee. Orman liked the idea and lent their company more than $1.6 million in 2002. But the project foundered and the company […]

September 15, 2014

Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

September 12, 2014

When Moderates Fight Back

WASHINGTON — The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem. In Kansas, Democrat Chad Taylor shook up the Senate race by dropping out last week, giving […]

September 8, 2014

Kansas’ Senate Race Gets Even Murkier

Sep. 4 (Bloomberg View) — Late yesterday afternoon, there was a big shakeup in what had been until now a pretty stable Senate election cycle: Pat Roberts of Kansas, who was already unpopular, became the most vulnerable Republican incumbent senator when the Democratic nominee suddenly abandoned his campaign — giving independent Greg Orman an opportunity […]

September 4, 2014

Democrats See Chance In Kansas Senate Race — After Democrat Drops Out

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The topsy-turvy race for the Senate in Kansas took another turn Wednesday when the lackluster Democratic candidate dropped out, elevating an independent newcomer to battle incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts this fall. The sudden narrowing of what had been a three-way race could give Democrats a rare […]

September 4, 2014

Poll Roundup: Scott Brown Catches Up In New Hampshire

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

August 22, 2014

Poll Roundup: Is McConnell Pulling Away From Grimes?

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

August 15, 2014

Senator Roberts Holds Off Tea Party In Kansas GOP Primary

By Kurtis Lee and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau One of the last chances for a Tea Party challenger to oust an establishment Republican came to an end in Kansas on Tuesday night when U.S. Senator Pat Roberts defeated Milton Wolf. The three-term senator had 48 percent to Wolf’s 41 percent of the votes with […]

August 6, 2014