Barbara Bollier won the Democratic primary for the Senate seat in Kansas last night. Unfortunately, she won’t be running against Kris Kobach but the Republican she will be running against isn’t that strong either. Bollier’s a great candidate and this could be an off-the-radar pick-up opportunity.
One of my favorite political number crunchers, Harry Enten, thinks Dems are better than 50-50 to end the Republican supermajority in the Kansas state lej, which will give the Democratic governor some say in redistricting. Let’s raise some money for the Kansas state Democratic party too.
Right now my local AZ Fox affiliate channel is showing a Pence speech where he rails against Biden’s “radical leftists” . It’s a “pro- life” rally.
As a former resident of the Sunflower State (and sometime acquaintance of he who shall not be named), these races are exciting. Bollier was a Republican until very recently, which gave me some pause, but she is excellent on health care and left the party over their austerity measures. Kansas Republicans are taking her very seriously, which is why they ran ads against he who shall not be named.
There aren’t that many U.S. districts any more but the state districts can be gerrymandered, and the role of governor is limited when the opposition always has a veto proof majority.
Can you do a fundraiser for Amy Kennedy, NJ-2? She is trying to unseat Jeff Van Drew, who was elected as a Democrat in 2018, but switched parties part way through his term.
Link to her campaign website: https://www.amykennedyforcongress.com/
I’ve been giving $5/month to Bollier for a while now. Her fundraising emails aren’t cookie cutter and annoy me less than a lot of others.
Fingers crossed. I do think there is some proportion of Kansas Republicans who do not blindly vote for the GOP purely because of party. Marshall is a very conservative person; I would think there is room for Bollier to siphon off votes there.
A woman from anywhere (formerly Mohagan)
Thank you DougJ for making smart targeted giving so easy! I really like not having to depend on the DCCC and DSCC for giving without much research. I kicked in $100 to each of them.
@A woman from anywhere (formerly Mohagan):
Some of the pre-phone and pre-text bank Zoom calls, for my Congressman, to explain what we are doing that day have been organized by people with @dccc e-mail ID’s.
So I assume some DCCC money goes to hire campaign organizers for Democratic Congressman, which I think is a good use of money.
Lawsuit Aims to Block Mask Mandate at Polling Places
A group of voters backed by Republican legislators sued Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) “and other state and local officials Tuesday in federal court, aiming to block a face mask requirement at polling places,” the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
A woman from anywhere (formerly Mohagan)
@gene108: Good to hear. Thanks.
@rikyrah: It’s not that they don’t care if people are put at risk. They really want to actively put people at risk.
It boggles the mind. I had no idea how rampant hate and disregard for human life were in Republicans. Probably most of them are church-goers.
I just don’t get it.
I grew up among them. I knew. There have been very few surprises for me in that area after the reaction to Obama showed me just how widespread the evils I’ve observed growing up are.
Thanks a lot everyone!
Dr. Barbara Bollier is endorsed by EMILY’s List, which supports pro-choice women candidates. Here’s their page for her:
@Bobby Thomson: She is my state senator and she is terrific.
the winner of the primary to run against Sharice Davids is KS03 is Amanda Adkins, a former aide to Sam Brownback. The disaster of Brownback is the reason that some Kansas Republicans are ready to bail.
@Gretchen: Oh good. Kind of hoping the stench of Brownback will affect Dr. Bollier’s opponent too although I doubt we’ll get that lucky.
@Gretchen: a lot of Johnson County.
I miss the times when Nancy Landon Kassebaum was considered a generic Republican, and I think a lot of Republicans in that part of the state do, too.
The last time I brought this up the silence was deafening, so I’ll ask again: Should we be putting some $$$ into the Montana Congressional race? Looks like Democrat Kathleen Williams is competitive, which makes this about the best chance of flipping a state HoR delegation from red to blue. Which would almost surely matter in the unlikely event that ballot shenanigans tossed the Presidential election into the House.
@Uncle Cosmo: I suggest that you send an email with your suggestion to DougJ. He might not see a comment that was added 6 hours after he put the post up.