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Are Kansas GOP woes affecting other races?

The Cook Political Report has moved the Kevin Yoder-Kelly Kultala House race from Solid Republican to Likely Republican.

The move doesn’t mean the 3rd district seat in Kansas is in play — yet. But the folks at Cook worry the Sam Brownback-Pat Roberts story may be spilling into the House race:

“Republicans are in the midst of a dismal year in Kansas. GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to lose the 3rd CD by double digits, and GOP Sen. Pat Roberts could as well. Yoder is using his large war chest to air ads reminding voters how often he comes back to the district, but at least one survey depicts a closer than expected House race.”

For the record, some Republicans are whispering a similar concern.