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Election Results

Olivia Talbert

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Midterm election night was a nail biter for multiple candidates running for Kansas public office, with many of the races coming in close.

One of the most publicized races in the state, Governor, resulted in a win by Democrat Laura Kelly who defeated Republican Kris Kobach by less than 46 thousand votes ( This came about despite Kobach’s endorsement by President Trump on Oct 6.

Within the 2nd Congressional District, the race for the seat consisted of a tight race between Republican Steve Watkins and Democrat Paul Davis. After constant attacks of character on both candidates within their campaigns, Watkins took the seat holding 48.1 percent of votes ( His main opponent, Davis, lost by less than five thousand votes.

Both the 1st Congressional District and the 4th Congressional District ended with a Republican Victory for Roger Marshall, and Ron Estes ( As for the 3rd  Congressional District, the seat was flipped by Democrat Sharice Davis, who held 53.3 percent of voted in her district (

The race for Secretary of State came between Republican Scott Schwab and Democrat Brian McClendon. Schwab won 52.9 of voters defeating McClendon by 9.3 percent (


Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner
47.8% Laura Kelly Dem 489,337
43.3% Kris Kobach GOP 443,346
6.5% Greg Orman Indp 66,163
2.5% Other 25,130
1,023,976 total votes

2nd Congressional District

Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner
48.1% Steve Watkins GOP 124,859
46.4% Paul Davis Dem 120,421
5.5% Kelly Standley Libt 14,402

Secretary of State

Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner
52.9% Scott Schwab GOP 536,472
43.6% Brian McClendon Dem 441,444
3.5% Rob Hodgkinson Libya 35,515
1,013,431 total votes

*All data from


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