Republicans Barely Hold On In Reliably Red Kansas
Republican incumbents Gov. Sam Brownback and Sen. Pat Roberts barely skated by against their lesser known challengers.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | November 4, 2014
Kansas isn’t just considered a reliably red state — but deep red. As in, it hasn’t elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since the 1930s. And President Obama lost by over 20 points there in the last election.
Which is why it’s pretty significant Gov. Sam Brownback and Sen. Pat Roberts — both Republicans — each came so close to defeat Tuesday night.
“When I started as governor, we had a bad situation.”