"There's something happening here (Kansas), What it is ain't exactly clear" to quote Buffalo Springfield from the song "For What It's Worth"

#1
From electoral-vote.com:

Bollier Raises $3.7 Million (Who you say? That's what I said -- and I'm a fan of the greatest sport of all)

"If you understand the importance of that, kudos to you. Otherwise, here's the scoop. Former Republican but current Democratic state senator Dr. Barbara Bollier is running for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS). In Q2, she raised $3.7 million for her race. That's more money than any candidate has raised in any quarter while running for any federal, state, or local office in the entire history of Kansas. And remember, this is a state that hasn't elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1932. The primary is on August 4, but Bollier is virtually certain of winning the Democratic nomination." (bolding, underling, italicizing by me)

Let's repeat for emphasis. That's more money than any candidate has raised in any quarter while running for any federal, state, or local office in the entire history of Kansas. And remember, this is a state that hasn't elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1932.

"There's something happening here (Kansas), What it is ain't exactly clear".

Will the state of Kansas elect a U.S. Senator for the first time since 1932? Probably not. But stranger things have happened. For instance, The St. Louis Cardinals rallied twice from being a strike away from losing the World Series in 2011 in game #6, eventually winning that game and game #7.

"There's something happening here (Kansas), What it is ain't exactly clear".
 
#9
from yesterdays WAPO

Republicans are also at risk of losing seats in Kansas and Alaska in a worst-case scenario. Democrats have not elected a senator in Kansas since 1932, but both parties think the seat could be in play if Republicans nominate former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach. Kobach is a conservative whose views on immigration and voter fraud alienate many moderate voters. He lost in 2018 as the GOP nominee for governor, losing to Democrat Laura Kelly by five percentage points.
 
#12
From electoral-vote.com:

Today's Senate Polls

Two polls since the nominees were picked, and two polls that have it neck-and-neck. Maybe getting rid of Kris Kobach was not the curative that Republicans thought it was. In particular, one wonders what Kobach loyalists will do, knowing the GOP establishment worked hard to derail their candidate. They could stay home, skip that line on the ballot, or possibly even convince themselves to vote for Bollier, who was a Republican until 2018. (Z)

State Democrat D % Republican R % Start End Pollster
Kansas Barbara Bollier 44% Roger Marshall 46% Aug 05 Aug 09 SurveyUSA

My thoughts:

Despite the loss of Kris Kobach in the Republican primary election (August 4) to the U. S. House Representative from Kansas' 1st district (western Kansas), Roger Marshall, apparently the title of the thread still applies to this U.S. Senate race.

"There's something happening here (Kansas), What it is ain't exactly clear".
The big question looming over this race is will Biden and/or Harris campaign in Kansas to help Barbara Bollier pull off the shocking upset, winning this Senate seat for the first time in 88 years?

The second and possibly more important question is -- does she even want them to? As recently as 2018 she was a Republican. She might think they may do more harm than good to her campaign.
 
#13
Latest poll of the Kansas U. S. Senate race from electoral-vote.com:

"Democrat D % Republican R % Start End Pollster

Barbara Bollier 43% Roger Marshall 43% Oct 19 Oct 20 PPP"

"There's something happening here (Kansas), What it is ain't exactly clear".
The poll is probably an outlier (one in 20 are), but clearly something is happening here (much closer U. S. Senate race in Kansas than usual) and it won't be clear if its something monumental until all the votes for the U. S. Senate race in Kansas are counted.
 
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