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KANSAS

kansasPopulation: 2,911,641 (2015)

Filing deadline: June 1, 2016.

Primary: August 2, 2016.

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Kansas (R+12) is a conservative state and the only reason the Democrats have won the Governorship here is the deep split within the GOP, between the Moderates and the Conservatives. Kansas is 82% White, 6% Black and 8% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 6. Kansas is a safe state for the GOP in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Republicans.

Pat Roberts. ( Pic: Congress)

Pat Roberts. ( Pic: Congress)

Senator class 2: Pat Roberts (R)
Committees: Agriculture (Chair), Finance, Health & Education, Rules, Ethics.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Pat Roberts

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2020.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Journalist and veteran Pat Roberts (b.1936) served 8 terms in the House before he was elected to the Senate in 1996. Roberts had a tough, independent opponent in 2014, but won 53%.

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Jerry Moran. ( Pic: Congress)

Jerry Moran. ( Pic: Congress)

Senator class 3: Jerry Moran (R)
Committees: Appropriations, Banking, Commerce, Veterans, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nomineePatrick Wiesner
Republican nominee: Jerry Moran

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
Lawyer and State Senator Jerry Moran (b.1954) served 6 terms in the House, before he was elected to the Senate in 2010, with 70%. The Dems nominated lawyer and 2014 candidate Patrick Wiesner.

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Representatives: 4 Representatives, all Republicans.

Tim Huelskamp. ( Pic: Congress)

Tim Huelskamp. ( Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Tim Huelskamp (R)
Committees: Small Business, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: NONE
Republican nominee: Roger Marshall

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
The district (R+23) lies in western and north central areas and covers more than half the state. It is 83% White and 11% Hispanic. State Senator Tim Huelskamp (b.1968) was first elected in 2010 and took 68% in 2014. He is often in conflict with the House GOP leadership because of his outspoken conservatism and lost the primary to physician Roger Marshall.

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Lynn Jenkins. ( Pic: Congress)

Lynn Jenkins. ( Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Lynn Jenkins (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nomineeBritani Potter
Republican nominee: Lynn Jen­kins

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
The district (R+8) contains the eastern parts of the state, including Topeka and it surrounds the 3rd district. It is 87% White. Accountant and State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins (b.1963) defeated the incumbent Democrat in 2008 and took 57% in 2014. The Dems are running financial advisor and School Board member Britani Potter.

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Kevin Yoder. ( Pic: Congress)

Kevin Yoder. ( Pic: Congress)

District 3
Representative: Kevin Yoder (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nomineeJay Sidie
Republican nominee: Kevin Yoder

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
The district (R+6) contains suburbs of Kansas City, MO. It is 77% White, 10% Black and 10% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Representative Kevin Yoder (b.1976) was first elected in 2010 and took 60% in 2014. The Dems nominated financial advisor Jay Sidie.

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Mike Pompeo. ( Pic: Congress)

Mike Pompeo. ( Pic: Congress)

District 4
Representative: Mike Pompeo (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Intelligence.

Democratic nomineeDan Giroux
Republican nomineeMike Pompeo

Rating, June 3, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Aug 31, 2016:
The district (R+14) covers southern, central parts, including Wichita. It is 79% White. Lawyer and businessman Mike Pompeo (b.1963) was first elected in 2010 and took 67% in 2014. The Dems are running lawyer Dan Giroux.

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STATE LEVEL

Sam Brownback. ( Pic: State of KS)

Sam Brownback. ( Pic: State of KS)

Governor: Sam Brown­back (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer, Congressman and US Senator Sam Brown­back (b.1956) was first elected in 2010 and re-elected with barely 50% in 2014. He is term limited.

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Jeff Colyer. ( Pic: State of KS)

Jeff Colyer. ( Pic: State of KS)

Lieutenant Governor: Jeff Colyer (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 24, 2016:
The LG is chosen by the gubernatorial candidate and elected on the same ticket. Physician and State Senator Jeff Colyer (b.1960) has been LG since 2011 and is term limited.

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Kris Kobach. ( Pic: State of KS)

Kris Kobach. ( Pic: State of KS)

Secretary of State: Kris Kobach (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Kris Kobach

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer Kris Kobach (b.1966) was first elected in 2010 and took 59% in 2014.

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Ron Estes. ( Pic: State of KS)

Ron Estes. ( Pic: State of KS)

Treasurer: Ron Estes (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ron Estes

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Businessman and County Treasurer Ron Estes (b.1956) was first elected in 2010 and took 68% in 2014.

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Derek Schmidt. ( Pic: State of KS)

Derek Schmidt. ( Pic: State of KS)

Attorney General­: Derek Schmidt (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Derek Schmidt

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer and State Senator Derek Schmidt (b.1968) was first elected in 2010 and took 67% in 2014.

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Ken Selzer. ( Pic: State of KS)

Ken Selzer. ( Pic: State of KS)

Insurance Commissioner: Ken Selzer (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeKen Selzer

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Accountant and insurance agent Ken Selzer took 62% in his first election in 2014.

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State Senate: 40 (8D / 32R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2016/2018.
State House: 125 (27D / 98R). Term 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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