Conservative State May Decide Who Controls the Senate

f a Kansas Democrat is elected to the Senate, the party will have likely clinched control of the chamber.

Democrats have Republicans on the defensive across the map as the GOP campaigns to keep its 23 contestable Senate seats ahead of the Nov. 3 general elections.

Republicans have an advantage in Kansas, a traditionally conservative state that’s dispatched a GOP lawmaker to the Senate every cycle since 1938, the country’s longest winning streak.

Yet Democrats aren’t being defeatists in a state where the party has had better luck in statewide gubernatorial races, including incumbent Gov. Laura Kelly.

Democratic Senate candidate Barbara Bollier, already a Kansas state senator, is statistically tied with Republican Rep. Roger Marshall in scant polling as they vie to replace retiring GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.

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