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    Last Tuesday, Kansas held its Republican senate primary—a race that I suggested was the most bizarre of the season. In the end, the so-called “establishment” breathed a sign of relief that Kris Kobach lost to Representative Roger Marshall. That means that Kobach is now a two-time loser in state-wide races. In 2018, he lost the governorship to...
    The defeat of former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the state’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday night continued a bad election cycle for populist, nationalist conservatives in the mold of President Trump. While many Republicans celebrated Kobach’s loss to Rep. Roger Marshall, believing Marshall is much likelier to win the seat being vacated...
            by Andrew Trunsky  Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall won the Republican primary Tuesday, beating Kris Kobach in the race for the state’s open senate seat. Marshall, a second-term congressman from the western part of the state, won with 37.2% of the vote, compared to Kobach’s  25.6%, according to the New York Times. He...
    (CNN)Republican Party leaders are breathing a sigh of relief and Democratic operatives are licking their wounds after their ill-fated political gamesmanship failed them in Tuesday night's primary election in Kansas. It seems they didn't know who the real Trump candidate was in this race and in this state -- which Trump won by more than...
    Congressman Roger Marshall fended off 10 challengers, including former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, to win the Republican Senate primary in Kansas. He will now face state Senator Barbara Bollier, who won the Democratic contest on Tuesday, in the general election. While President Trump had not endorsed Kobach in this race, Mr. Trump had...
    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the social gathering institution’s recommendation because it tries to maintain a usually protected seat out of play in what might be a troublesome 12 months for the GOP. Marshall prevailed comfortably in a crowded...
    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice as it tries to keep a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a difficult year for the GOP. Marshall prevailed comfortably in a crowded primary field...
    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice as it tries to keep a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a difficult year for the GOP. Marshall prevailed comfortably in a crowded primary field with...
    (CNN)Conservative firebrand Kris Kobach and indicted Rep. Steve Watkins lost their primary bids in Kansas on Tuesday, providing the Republican party establishment its best chance to keep the Senate and House seats in their control.Here are the early takeaways from Tuesday's elections.GOP establishment gets its man in Senate raceThe Senate Republican primary was a huge...
    Rep. Roger Marshall defeated controversial former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Tuesday evening to win the Republican nomination for a Senate seat being vacated by longtime Sen. Pat Roberts, R-KS. The win in the GOP primary means that Republican voters in the Sunflower State heeded their party’s advice by choosing the more moderate Marshall...
    Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall won the Republican primary Tuesday, beating Kris Kobach in the race for the state’s open senate seat. Marshall, a second-term congressman from the western part of the state, won with 37.2% of the vote, compared to Kobach’s  25.6%, according to the New York Times. He now faces former state Sen. Barbara...
    Kris Kobach poses with presidenti-elect Donald Trump at the Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster Township, New Jersey on November 20, 2016.Peter Foley/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Kris Kobach spent the final days of his primary campaign denying that he’s racist. “If I’m a...
    Decision Desk is projecting that Rep. Roger Marshall will win the Republican primary for Senate in Kansas, a huge blow to contender Kris Kobach. It’s also a blow to the political ambitions of billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel, who had enthusiastically supported Kobach, offering public support and significant PAC funding to the candidate’s primary bid....
    Kansas Republican primary voters doused the comeback hopes of Kris Kobach, an Ivy League-educated anti-immigration activist and favorite of President Trump, denying Democrats a new avenue to win a majority in the Senate. Kobach, 54, lost his Kansas Republican Senate primary against Kansas U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, wealthy plumbing executive Bob Hamilton, and others for...
    Republicans are nervously watching Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Kansas, a race that could redefine the contours of the battle for the Senate in November.[ READ: Trump-Backed Candidates Take GOP Primaries ]Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is seeking a political comeback, but national Republicans worry that a Kobach victory threatens a reliably red seat –...
    Republicans fear that a Kobach primary win could lose control of the Senate for the GOP, as Democrats need to net just three seats for control if they win the White House, and four if Donald Trump wins reelection. Already, Republicans are underdogs in two GOP-held seats in Arizona and Colorado, and are in toss-up...
    (CNN)The Kansas Senate Republican primary on Tuesday has suddenly become the center of the two parties' struggle for control of the chamber. Democrats haven't won a Senate seat in the state since 1932, the longest losing streak for the party in the country. But the Republican establishment is terrified that spell might be broken if...
    Kris Kobach needs Donald Trump—but his loyalty has limits.  As the president has continued to escalate his attacks on mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic, Kobach, the former Kansas Secretary of State and early ally of the president, has appeared on television and even written a column supporting Trump’s broad targeting of the practice as...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas' primary election (all times local): 7 a.m. Polls have opened in Kansas for a primary election that features a tight contest for the Republican nomination for an open Senate seat. The GOP ballot for Tuesday's election included 11 candidates for the seat held by retiring four-term Republican...
    From the Midwest to the West Coast, intraparty campaign battles are coming to a head Tuesday as five states hold primary contests. Among the races capturing national attention: A member of the quartet of female first-term progressive House Democrats known as "The Squad" faces a serious primary challenge in Michigan; a Democratic Party fixture and longtime member of the Congressional...
    By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kansas arch-conservative Kris Kobach and prominent Michigan progressive Rashida Tlaib - candidates from the outer edges of the Republican and Democratic parties - are on the ballot Tuesday when five U.S. states hold primary elections for Congress. The outcomes in Kansas, Michigan, Arizona, Missouri and Washington state will set...
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Establishment Republicans sought Tuesday to thwart polarizing conservative Kris Kobach's bid for Kansas' open Senate seat, a task complicated by President Donald Trump's refusal to endorse their favored candidate in the primary. Republicans haven’t lost a Senate contest in Kansas since 1932. But party leaders...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Establishment Republicans sought Tuesday to thwart polarizing conservative Kris Kobach’s bid for Kansas’ open Senate seat, a task complicated by President Donald Trump’s refusal to endorse their favored candidate in the primary. Republicans haven’t lost a Senate contest in Kansas since 1932. But party leaders in Washington and many GOP activists...
    It’s a powerful image for a candidate running in a heated Republican Senate primary. One of Kris Kobach’s TV commercials -- as he bids for the GOP nomination in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas -- shows President Trump giving the candidate a slap on the back as the president endorses him....
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching  today on the campaign trail.  LEADING THE DAY:  Five states will hold...
    In Kansas’ Republican senatorial primary, voters will choose between former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Rep. Roger Marshall — who some GOP strategists believe is by far the more electable of the two. And according to Politico’s James Arkin, one of the prominent Republicans who is sounding the alarm is Kevin McLaughlin, executive...
    Tom Boggioni August 3, 2020 12:09AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story According to a report at Politico, Kansas Republicans are beside themselves that their nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat will be a controversial conservative once appointed by Donald Trump to investigate voter fraud. With a Senate seat open in the normally...
    Kris Kobach has reportedly erased the lead Roger Marshall held in the Kansas Republican Senate primary and that has many in the states GOP leadership quite worried, James Arkin of Politico wrote on Sunday. During a Zoom call earlier this week, National Republican Senatorial Committee executive director Kevin McLaughlin warned those on the call that...
    We are watching a fascinating, bold and audacious effort by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. to steal the U.S. Senate seat in Kansas. While Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is retiring after four terms, this would normally be a safe Republican seat. In fact, no Democrat has won a U.S. Senate seat from Kansas since 1932. This 82-year...
    HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Establishment Republican leaders are scrambling to pull out a win in a tense party battle for the nomination in the Kansas Senate race, and they won’t be able to count on last-minute help from President Donald Trump. Trump has signaled to allies and aides that he won’t endorse in the...
    President Donald Trump is indicating he will not get involved in the U.S. Senate Republican primary in Kansas, CNN is reporting. His apparent decision not to intervene in the race comes as some top Republicans fear the prospect that candidate Kris Kobach could win the primary on Tuesday only to lose the general election in...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump indicated to associates during a flight on Air Force One on Wednesday that he would not intervene in the US Senate Republican primary in Kansas despite the fears among top Republicans that the state could elect a nominee who will lose the seat and thus the Senate, according to three sources with...
    With Republicans in fear of losing the U.S. Senate in November, the last thing they need is for far-right extremist Kris Kobach to win the state’s GOP senatorial primary this summer and put the seat in play for Democrats. And Kobach’s recent comments on COVID-19 are a prime example of why Democrats believe they could...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over 147,000 Americans and infected over 4 million. Kobach's allegations echo other false claims from figures on the right that the numbers of deaths are inflated, claims that have been debunked by fact checkers. Kobach's claims are similar to those that Donald Trump has made, which have also appeared in...
    Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● KS-Sen: Democrats hoping to boost former Secretary...
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' open Senate race has generated close to $14 million worth of ads, with two-thirds of the spending coming from political action committees as establishment Republicans fight to keep hard-right conservative Kris Kobach from winning the GOP nomination. The Senate Leadership Fund, aligned with Senate...
    The state of Kansas holds its primary on August 4th and a whopping eleven candidates are vying for the Republican nomination to fill the senate seat vacated by the retirement of Pat Roberts. As a result, money from outside groups is pouring into the race, but not in the ways we’ve come to expect. For...
    Democrats are suddenly more bullish about their chances of flipping the Republican-held Senate seat representing Kansas. There are just two weeks until the highly anticipated Aug. 4 GOP primary between former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Rep. Roger Marshall, and plumbing executive Bob Hamilton for the right to contest retiring Sen. Pat Roberts's seat....
    A top Republican super PAC is set to roll out a $1.2 million ad buy in Kansas in an effort to promote Rep. Roger MarshallRoger W. MarshallThe Hill's Campaign Report: New polls show Biden leading by landslide margins Democratic-linked group runs ads in Kansas GOP Senate primary The Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas,...
    On Tuesday, President Trump issued a memorandum that excludes illegal aliens from the counting of persons for congressional apportionment. It was a bold executive action that will do much to restore fairness in the apportionment of seats in Congress and bring it back into conformity with the Founders’ intentions. In recent decades, illegal aliens have...
    Retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has made a decision on which GOP candidate he’ll support to succeed him come January. Roberts said Tuesday he backs U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall in the state’s Aug. 4 Republican primary over Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state and onetime chairman of the state’s Republican Party. “I...
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Retiring Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts declared his support Tuesday for Rep. Roger Marshall as his replacement. Roberts' endorsement came in a string of tweets in which he praised Marshall without mentioning polarizing conservative Kris Kobach. Roberts, the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, touted Marshall's...
    An upcoming primary in Kansas has been upended by billionaire Peter Thiel, who is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into a PAC supporting the hard-line anti-immigration candidate. While traditional Republican Party organizations have backed Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS) for the open Senate seat, Thiel has put his resources into a PAC backing Kris Kobach,...
    The flow of illegal immigration is highly responsive to political talk of amnesty and related issues, noted Kris Kobach, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate to represent Kansas, offering his comments on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Recent monthly reductions in illegal crossings into the U.S. across the southern border...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The presumed Democratic nominee for an open Senate seat in Kansas raised almost $1.3 million more than the top-tier Republican primary candidates combined during the second quarter of the year, despite a GOP candidate loaning $1.5 million to his own campaign. Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier’s finance numbers worry establishment Republicans...
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The presumed Democratic nominee for an open Senate seat in Kansas raised almost $1.3 million more than the top-tier Republican primary candidates combined during the second quarter of the year, despite a GOP candidate loaning $1.5 million to his own campaign. Democratic state Sen. Barbara...
    Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● KS-Sen: A newly formed group with Democratic...
    The Democratic establishment is spending big money to meddle in the Republican Senate primary in Kansas, using a super PAC to run advertising boosting immigration hawk Kris Kobach over GOP establishment favorite, Rep. Roger Marshall. The super PAC is controlled by Democratic operatives linked to their party’s leadership, and Republicans say the move amounts...
    A Democratic-linked super PAC released a television advertisement in Kansas on Wednesday that seeks to secretly boost polarizing conservative Kris Kobach over Rep. Roger Marshall ahead of the Kansas Republican Senate primary on August 4. Republicans condemned the apparent meddling in the GOP primary. A spokesperson for the super PAC, called the Sunflower State PAC, has...