TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans stuck together enough around their opposition to Democratic President Barack Obama to rescue U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback in tough re-election races.
They also engineered another midterm sweep of all statewide and congressional races.
Democrats remained stunned Wednesday over how a fall campaign season that began with so much hope ended so badly.
Roberts, Brownback, conservative Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the entire U.S. House delegation will stay in office. Republicans even padded their supermajorities in the Legislature.
It was the same result as in 2010.
Exit polling from Tuesday’s election conducted for The Associated Press and television networks showed four out of five Republicans stuck with Roberts over independent candidate Greg Orman and with Brownback over Democrat Paul Davis.
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