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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 01:53 PM

When is KS going to have a Dem. US Sen.? It has been 90 years since KS had a Dem. US Sen.

Last time Red States had a Democratic US Senators.
AL(Jones-D)2021
AK(Begich-D)2015
AR(Pryor-D)2015
FL(Nelson-D)2019
ID(Church-D)1981
IN(Donnelly-D)2019
IA(Harkin-D)2015
KY(Ford-D)1999
LA(Landrieu-D)2015
MS(Stennis-D)1989
MO(McCaskill-D)2019
MT(Tester-D) currently serving.
NE(Nelson-D)2013
NC(Hagan-D)2015
ND(Heitkamp-D)2019
OH(Brown-D) currently serving.
OK(Boren-D)1995
SC(Hollings-D)2005
SD(Johnson-D)2015
TN(Sasser-D)1995
TX(Bentsen-D)1993
UT(Moss-D)1977
WV(Manchin-D) currently serving.
WY(McGee-D)1977.
KS(McGill-D)1939
Who will be the strongest Democratic US Senate Candidate from KS?
Sharice Davids?
Laura Kelly?
Lynn Rogers?
Last time Blue states had a Republican US Senators.
AZ(McSally-R)2021
CA(Seymour-R)1993
CO(Gardner-R)2022
CT(Weicker-R)1989
DE(Roth-R)2001
GA(Perdue-R/Loeffler-R)2021
HI(Fong-R)1977
IL(Kirk-R)2017
ME(Collins-R) currently serving
MD(Mathias-R) 1987
MA(Brown-R) 2013
MI(Abraham-R)2001
MN(Coleman-R)2009
NV(Heller-R)2019
NH(Ayotte-R)2017
NJ(Case-R)1979
NM(Domenici-R)2009
NY(D’Amato-R)1999
OR(Smith-R)2009
PA(Toomey-R)will leave in 2023
RI(Chaffee-R)2007
VT(Jeffords-R)2001
VA(John Warner-R)2009
WA(Gorton-R)2001
WI(Johnson-R) currently serving.

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Reply When is KS going to have a Dem. US Sen.? It has been 90 years since KS had a Dem. US Sen. (Original post)
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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 02:13 PM

1. "What's the Matter With Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (2004)

is a book by American journalist and historian Thomas Frank, which explores the rise of populist anti-elitist conservatism in the United States, centering on the experience of Kansas, Frank's native state. In the late 19th century, says Frank, Kansas was known as a hotbed of the left-wing Populist movement, but in recent decades, it has become overwhelmingly conservative."

Great read. Helps explain why places like Kansas have shifted so far to the right.

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Response to sop (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 02:34 PM

2. Laura Kelly a Democrat became Gov.in 2018, Pat Roberts a Republican left the US Sen. in 2021.

If Roberts had left office in 2020, Kelly would have appointed a Democrat to Roberts US Senate seat.

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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 03:20 PM

3. That book came out nearly 20 years ago, in 2004.

Since it came out Kansas has become vastly more right wing. I was living in Kansas then, in the reasonably blue part of the state. I moved to New Mexico in 2008 and am very glad to be here, especially in the very blue northern part.

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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 04:02 PM

4. Wasn't Kathleen Sebellius elected Democratic Senator

From Kansas before being tapped by Obama to lead his HHS Secretary?

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 04:25 PM

5. Sebellius was Governor of KS. I wished Obama picked someone else as HHS Secretary.

Sebellius and Brownback could have switched jobs.

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