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Kansas Republicans’ Rebellion Against Kris Kobach Spreads A survey of Kansas GOP legislators shows nearly 40 percent refuse to come out for right-wing gubernatorial nominee and Trump friend Kris Kobach.
Former GOP Governor of Kansas Endorses Kobach’s Democratic Opponent Moderate Republicans like Bill Graves could hold the balance of power in Kansas in November.
Did Trump Save Protégé Kris Kobach in Kansas? It could be a while before we know whether Kansas’s quintessential Trumpist has won the GOP gubernatorial nod, giving Dems fresh hope for November.
Voting Rights Foe Kris Kobach’s Very Bad Day in Federal Court Another series of defeats in federal court over his voter-ID law won’t bother Kobach much if they help him get elected governor of Kansas.
6 Teenage Boys Are Running for Governor of Kansas In response, Kansas lawmakers are trying to impose new age requirements for holding a statewide office.
His Voter Fraud Panel Folded, Kobach Turns His Attention to Ruining Kansas Pity poor Kansas, which has suffered through two terms of Sam Brownback’s fiscal punishment, and now could wind up being misgoverned by Kobach.
Kris Kobach Wants a Promotion. But Will He Stay in Topeka or Head to D.C.? The famous immigrant-baiter and vote-suppressor is running for governor, but certain moves by Trump could mean Kobach’s future is in D.C.
Sam Brownback Returns to His First Vocation: Warrior for the Christian Right As Trump’s religious-freedom envoy, Brownback has a chance to leave the state he wrecked and to take his religious views worldwide.
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As Voodoo Economics Collapses in Kansas, Trump Takes It National Trump’s tax cuts are being designed by the conservatives whose ideas failed so badly in Kansas that even Republicans rejected them.
The GOP Almost Lost in Kansas Because Even Republicans Hate Their Party’s Agenda Local issues helped make last night’s special election competitive. That’s a national problem for the Republican Party.
GOP Gets Scare in Kansas Special Election, But Holds On In a district Trump carried by 27 points, the Republican won by seven, starting what could be a difficult string of elections for Republicans.
In Kansas, Republicans Are Panicking and Democrats Are Voting Their Resistance The special congressional election was supposed to be a GOP cakewalk. But now it could produce a huge upset.
Conservative Governors Still Not Ready to Accept Free Medicaid Money Some observers hoped the crash of Trumpcare would convince 19 holdout states to expand Medicaid. No such luck.
Judges to Kansas Governor: Fund the Schools Already! The endless fiscal crisis caused by Sam Brownback’s experiment in tax-cutting led the Kansas courts to order him to pony up more funds for education.
Understanding Kansas’s Tea-Party Bloodbath House Freedom Caucus firebrand Tim Huelskamp goes down.
Kansas Republicans Are Getting Sick of Small Government Some tea-party Republicans in the state legislature have lost faith in Sam Brownback’s supply-side voodoo.
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The Republican Party Must Answer for What It Did to Kansas and Louisiana The GOP’s economic program just decimated two American states. Why haven’t the party’s presidential candidates been asked to account for that?
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Have Republicans Finally Gone Too Far in Kansas? The GOP rank and file is revolting against extreme fiscal conservatism.
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High Schooler Won’t Say Sorry to Kansas Governor This is going to make for an excellent college application essay.
The Final Bid: What the Candidates Had to Say Before Iowa Finally Stopped Listening Today, Iowa is all about the last word. Encouraged by a recent favorable opinion poll in the state, McCain returned for a brief trip, along with Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sam Brownback of Kansas. All three were harping on McCain’s foreign-policy experience. “Call me old-fashioned, but I think foreign-policy experience matters,” Graham said. “And if it does matter, then the choice is easy.” “I know Pakistan, I know Israel,” explained McCain at a different event. “I know these countries, I know their leaders.” [ NYO]
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton sent out talking points to surrogate speakers drumming up support across the state. They include bullet items like “Change isn’t something you just demand, or hope for, it is something you work for, and [Hillary] has been working for it all her life,” and “Hillary has stood up to the Republicans and beat them twice in landslides.” [Time]