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The Brownbacklash Is Finally Here: Kansas Primary Voters Send Conservatives Packing


After giving Gov. Sam Brownback (R) a free hand to turn Kansas into a science lab for hard-right policy experiments for more than five disastrous years, voters finally yanked the leash Tuesday night. At least 11 separate conservative members of the legislature lost their primaries to more moderate Republicans in the state, with a number of contests still too close to call with confidence.

While the wave won’t unlock the statehouse doors for Democrats, who are dramatically outnumbered in both House and Senate, the primaries signal that voters share the frustration that some Kansas Republicans have begun to voice with Brownback’s unbreakable commitment to trickle-down economic policies that have left Kansas so insolvent it can’t pay for a basic public education system.

The change will be most sweeping in the 40-seat Senate, where there are currently four Republicans for every Democrat. A full quarter of seats there will be filled with a more moderate butt next year. Conservatives lost 10 out of the 16 state Senate primaries the party ran Tuesday night.

Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce headlines the 2017 departures list. Bruce lost to Ed Berger by a roughly 1,500-vote margin -- or 14 percentage points in a small district where many Democrats had re-registered as Republicans to help defeat him.

Berger spent three decades running a local community college before announcing his run in 2015. Bruce, by contrast, has worked in politics for decades and held office himself since 2005.

Brownback lost five other Senate allies in Tuesday’s primaries in addition to his Majority Leader. A special education administrator named Bruce Givens beat Sen. Forrest Givens, “one of the most conservative” people in the legislature.

Kansas conservatives got bloodied despite large cash expenditures from their allies. Brownback himself dropped $100,000 on various races and the state Chamber of Commerce spent another $300,000 to boost many of the men and women who lost Tuesday night.

In the 125-seat House, six out of 97 sitting Republican members lost their primary. Five of those were conservatives in the relatively well-off suburbs of Kansas City “where voters have cherished good public schools for decades,” the Topeka Capital-Journal notes.

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can't wait till the SCOTUS unscrews the gerimandering and the same thing happens in Wisconsin.
Of course they'll have to discover the real voter fraud there first perpetrated by the state RP.
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Lets do the math.

6/96= 0.06185

Or a whooping 6% of the Repulicans lost to OTHER repubicans...

Oh yea but the headline say they sent Repulicans were sent "packing" bullsh1t.

Gee, WOW, yup republicans are loosers here

Gee I am impressed.

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Get back to me when democrats control the legislature in Kansas.
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Lets do the math.
6/96= 0.06185
Or a whooping 6% of the Repulicans lost to OTHER repubicans...
Oh yea but the headline say they sent Repulicans were sent "packing" bullsh1t.
Gee, WOW, yup republicans are loosers here
Gee I am impressed.
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It's funny how the Repubs talk about cleaning house in Congress.
But it's obviously just hollow and fake words like their faux interest in balancing the budget...


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Get back to me when democrats control the legislature in Kansas.
For the last several election cycles, more conservative Republicans have whined and moaned that their chosen nominee is too liberal.

But this is evidently no big deal...

I can't help but wonder how many of the sitting candidates (along with the new inductees) will be slapped with labels of "RINO" ...
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It's funny how the Repubs talk about cleaning house in Congress.We already did.
But it's obviously just hollow and fake words like their faux interest in balancing the budget... Your guy doesn't even bother with a budget.



For the last several election cycles, more conservative Republicans have whined and moaned that their chosen nominee is too liberal.Our party is changing fast

But this is evidently no big deal... It will be if Trump is able to win.

I can't help but wonder how many of the sitting candidates (along with the new inductees) will be slapped with labels of "RINO" ... Quite a few.
Your party buys it's votes un earned. Every one knows that. Your party will destroy us and bankrupt us in one smooth motion, as the idiots you are.

You and your parrty are what is wrong with this country.

In the individule States your party has very little power to do anything. Repulicans kicked your arses back a century. We will do so on the national level as well, give us time...

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Your party buys it's votes un earned. Every one knows that. Your party will destroy us and bankrupt us in one smooth motion, as the idiots you are.

You and your parrty are what is wrong with this country.

In the individule States your party has very little power to do anything. Repulicans kicked your arses back a century. We will do so on the national level as well, give us time...

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So what left wing site did you glean this from?

Fuqing left wing liars club?

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So what left wing site did you glean this from?

Fuqing left wing liars club?

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You gotta do better than just dismiss every criticism of your God Emperor as "Left-wing". The study came from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Slashing taxes primarily for the wealthy and boosting spending the way he wants to is going to drive up the deficit much higher.
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You gotta do better than just dismiss every criticism of your God Emperor as "Left-wing". The study came from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Slashing taxes primarily for the wealthy and boosting spending the way he wants to is going to drive up the deficit much higher.
With no consideration of an economic uptick either.

Left wing bullsh1t. Yup, I got it. Numbers don't lie, but liars love numbers.

I am to old to be fooled by your bullsh1t.

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