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  •  There's a huge schism (6+ / 0-)

    between the moderate faction of the Kansas GOP and the Tea Party faction.  It's a nationwide issue, of course, but it's magnified in Kansas, which has (had?) a relatively big-tent GOP thanks to being a one-party state for so long.

    Proud progressive stuck in George J. "Mike" Kelly's PA-3 (where birth control is tantamount to Pearl Harbor).

    by JBraden on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 07:55:08 AM PST

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    •  Seems to be the same schism that allowed (0+ / 0-)

      the Democrats to have some former Republicans run as Dems to become Governor Sebellius and her Democratic Lt. Governor when she left for Obama's team.  Obama killed any Democratic hopes in Kansas for several years, including the redistricting.

      •  I think you're giving (1+ / 0-)
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        Obama way too much credit here.  Sebelius (who as far as I know was never a Republican, unlike her two lieutenants) was term-limited, and a Democrat was never going to win the governorship in 2010.

        Besides, our likely 2014 candidate (Paul Davis) is already polling well against Brownback, so I don't think our hopes are killed.

        Proud progressive stuck in George J. "Mike" Kelly's PA-3 (where birth control is tantamount to Pearl Harbor).

        by JBraden on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 04:59:10 PM PST

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        •  I hope you're right. (0+ / 0-)

          Had a friend back in grade school in KS who also had the name Braden.  The first initial was C, and his brother was S, fwiw (nothing).

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