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Veteran Senator Won’t Run in 2020

The Story: Pat Roberts (R - Kan), a man who has been in the US Senate for more...

The “blue wave” has left Congress and US politics more diverse than it has...

The Centre for American Women and Politics and Rutgers University, which has been keeping track of the number of women elected, showed that even before all the races had been called, women had broken previous records in the Congress. Many of these women are trailblazers in other respects too. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Abby Finkenauer of Iowa are both 29 years old, making them the youngest women ever elected to Congress. Davids will also make history as the first openly gay woman of colour in Congress, and forms part of what the New York Times has described as an “LGBT wave” who hope to counter the threat posed to civil rights by legislation such as the so-called “bathroom bill” and the Trump administration’s attempts to define transgender out of existence. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota will together be the first Muslim women in Congress. Their stories are both remarkable: Tlaib is a social justice attorney who grew up in Detroit, the eldest of 14 children born to Palestinian parents, and ran on a progressive platform including a $15 minimum wage and Medicare-for-all. Omar is a refugee from Somalia, who spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before arriving in the US aged eight and is similarly running on a left-wing platform. Ayanna Pressley has become the first black woman to represent to Massachusetts in Congress, and Jahana Hayes the first black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. Things are looking less hopeful in Georgia, where progressives had high hopes that Stacey Abrams could become the first black woman appointed to governor. Analysis by ABC suggests that minorities, women and young people are voting in higher numbers than usual, which boosts the Democratic vote and could help explain voters’ support for diverse candidates with non-traditional backgrounds.

An adventure in politics

A political candidate once gained traction in the Kansas governor’s race running on only a single issue. That political outsider — to put it in today’s terminology — was Emporia’s own William Allen White, and he wanted to ensure the Ku Klux Klan did not gain a foothold in Kansas, much as it had in several other states at the time. The talk addressed the attempted rise of the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas and what White did to help shut it down. Whatever the cause, this resurgence ultimately resulted in White running for governor as an Independent candidate in the 1924 election. Those three anti-KKK candidates all won their races, including incumbent Attorney General Charles B. Griffith. White ran because he was dissatisfied with both Republican candidate Ben S. Paulen and Democratic incumbent Jonathan M. Davis. Though Paulen ultimately won the governorship, he didn’t show any favoritism to the Klan, she said. Buller said she believes he may have learned from White’s campaign. “Whatever his Klan ties were, I like to think that he learned something from William Allen White, from all of the things that he said for those six weeks,” she said. “But yeah, that’s really something to think about and I think he very well could have been one of them — could have joined the Republicans that we’re seeing on TV now saying, ‘I’m a lifelong Republican, but I can’t vote for our current candidate.’ I’m not positive.
Watch Live: Trump holds 'MAGA' rally in Topeka, Kansas

Watch Live: Trump holds ‘MAGA’ rally in Topeka, Kansas

Watch LIVE on October 6th at 7:30pm EST: President Trump goes to Kansas, where GOP Congressman Kevin Yoder is locked in a tight race against his Democratic opponent, Sharice Davids. Trump is likely to talk about Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme…

Let’s Get Political: Kavanaugh, Kyl and Kansas Politics

Emily Reid National: Hearing for Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh started this week. President Trump selected Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh, a conservative judge, was questioned this week, by the Senate Judiciary Committee about his position on key topics such as abortion rights, presidential power and the second amendment. Former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, 76, will be filling late John McCain’s senate seat until a new congressional term starts in Jan. 2019. Kyl and McCain served together representing their home state for almost 20 years. President Trump fired back, calling the writer “gutless” and demanding the New York Times release the name of the author. Local: The GOP spent 1.8 million dollars this week on two competitive Kansas representative districts: the third district race with Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder verses Democrat Sharice Davids, and the race for the vacant seat left by Senator Lynn Jenkins, which is a toss up between Democrat Paul Davis and Republican Steve Watkins. Republican Kris Kobach, Democrat Laura Kelly and Independent Greg Orman, the candidates for Kansas governor had a fierce debate in Overland Park on Wednesday. They talked tax cuts, immigration, education and gun rights., only agreeing on legalizing sports betting in Kansas. Former Republican Kansas Governor Bill Graves announced his support Tuesday, for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Laura Kelly.
Rep. Marshall explains why GOP should welcome Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Marshall explains why GOP should welcome Ocasio-Cortez

Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall says Republicans must appreciate the opportunity to contrast a free-market platform with socialist ideas. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news.…
Less Than 200 Votes Brings Recount Conflict In Kansas GOP Primary | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Less Than 200 Votes Brings Recount Conflict In Kansas GOP Primary | MTP Daily...

In the Kansas Governor's primary, 191 votes divide two GOP candidates. But the process of overseeing a recount involves a candidate himself. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful…
RNC: Election night was a great night for Republicans

RNC: Election night was a great night for Republicans

Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel touts the power of President Trump's influence in states like Ohio. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network…
Army Vet Sets His Sights On Mayor's Race | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Army Vet Sets His Sights On Mayor’s Race | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Jason Kander is a former Army intelligence officer who served in Afghanistan and the former Missouri secretary of state, and he has announced he's running for mayor of Kansas City. Kander joins Morning Joe to discuss the move and his…
Former Representative David Jolly: "I Hope The Gop Loses In November" | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Former Representative David Jolly: “I Hope The Gop Loses In November” | The 11th...

Citing the need for a "hard reset" and lack of trust in the GOP, Former Republican Congressman David Jolly says he hopes the GOP loses in November. White House reporter Anita Kumar joins to discuss the reality of what the…
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