WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Republican Roger Marshall won the most competitive U.S. Senate race in Kansas in decades, while President Donald Trump carried the state again, as expected.
The marquee race in Tuesday’s election was the Senate contest between the two term-congressman Marshall and Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier in what was the most expensive political contest in state history.
Marshall, who has represented western and central Kansas for two House terms, prevailed in Tuesday’s election over Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier.
Marshall entered the fall campaign with the GOP’s traditional advantages in a state that tends to back conservatives.
But Bollier excited fellow Democrats because her campaign was able to raise more than $25 million and set a Kansas record, while Marshall raised $6.5 million. Republicans haven’t lost a Senate race in Kansas since 1932.
Governor Laura Kelly issued a statement on Roger Marshall’s Election victory:
“Congratulations to Senator-elect Roger Marshall. I have no doubt, just as your predecessor was, that you will be a strong advocate for Kansas. You can count on my administration as a partner in Topeka to support and protect all of our constituents.
“I would also like to extend my congratulations to Barabara Bollier for running a historic and hard-fought race. I commend you for your efforts and for moving the political conversation forward. You knocked on doors, you discussed critical issues, and your actions have helped inspire significant turnout across our state, which is a victory for democracy.”