Susan Wagle may be best positioned to succeed Pat Roberts in the U.S. Senate when he retires in 2020. Wagle, the Kansas Senate president, is a conservative woman from Wichita, and that all bodes well for her.
Sharice Davids, the newly-minted congresswoman from Kansas’ 3rd District, has quickly made a big splash in Washington. But she also needs to make meeting with local leaders back home an urgent priority.
The cost of living in Johnson County has skyrocketed. At the same time, the number of affordable housing units has dwindled, leaving lower-income workers little prospect of finding a place to live in the county.
Another time under a different president, Keven Yoder could have been re-elected to Congress for decades. President Donald Trump derailed his political career, but the Kansas Republican will still utilize his talents.
It seems like almost all Americans — including those who firmly believe in human-caused climate change — have chosen to ignore or dismiss the topic. It seldom comes up as an issue that people are worried about.
This election made the Kansas Legislature decidedly more conservative. Governor-elect Laura Kelly and a minority of lawmakers will battle conservative Republicans on school funding, Medicaid expansion and more.
The Trump-Yoder axis went much deeper than that one answer. It included voting to repeal Obamacare several times and joining forces to fund the border wall. It went deep enough that Davids saw no reason to talk much.
Climate change always seems to be on the back burner because few ever want to beat the drums for it, particularly during hot elections that are focused on slamming opponents and other competing topics.
After November’s midterm election, the Kansas governor will be a Democrat. The congressman serving in the Kansas 3rd District will be a Democrat. And the 2nd Congressional District will also go Democratic.
If Orman stopped actively campaigning and threw his support to Kelly — even with his name still on the ballot — she would almost certainly win. Orman must know that. How could he not? He sees the same polls.
Bill Graves and Nancy Kassebaum were once very popular among GOP voters, with approval ratings that exceeded 70 percent. Today, the conservative base would likely disparage the moderate Republicans as RINOs.
The rise of Kris Kobach, Republican candidate for Kansas governor, serves as a reminder of former Gov. Sam Brownback’s good qualities. His tax experiment was a disaster, but Brownback is a compassionate man.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, like so many Republicans, has gotten off track by trying to please President Donald Trump. The Kansas congressman has become an unwitting accomplice to Trump’s irresponsible behavior.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder faces a tough race against Sharice Davids in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District. Will voters in Johnson and Wyandotte counties reject a Republican incumbent for an unknown Democrat?
James seems to have a bad habit of unveiling bold plans almost single-handedly, only to discover he forgot to get critical input first. Such was the case with the proposed privatization of a new single-terminal airport.
Donald Trump knew something about the nature of his most committed supporters that most of us probably dismissed as bluster. Warning: Kansans should heed than Trump lesson when measuring the prospects of Kris Kobach for governor.
“Why don’t they just leave Trump alone?” asked a nice lady I recently overheard, when asked about Paul Manafort — whom she had never heard of. It’s a reminder that the vast majority of Americans are tuned out.
Greg Orman’s independent candidacy for Kansas governor could hurt Democrat Laura Kelly and virtually hand the race to Republican Kris Kobach. Orman and Kelly should forge an agreement now to ensure that Kobach doesn’t win.