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Conservative Ranking


Kansas is the 9th most conservative state, voting 22.9% more Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, Kansas is trending REPUBLICAN.

GOP Trend Ranking


Kansas ranks 20th among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

  •  

    Senate Race
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Pat Roberts is up for a 3rd term in 2008.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Pat Roberts - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Jim Slattery - Former U.S. Representative from Kansas  

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Governor's Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Competitive House Races

    District 2


    Incumbent:  Freshman Democratic incumbent Nancy Boyda is running for re-election in 2008.  She faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Lynn Jenkins - Kansas State Treasurer  
  • Jim Ryun - Former United States Representative from Kansas

    DEM Candidates

  • Nancy Boyda - Incumbent  

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Jerry Moran (R)-inc vs. James Bordonaro (D)
  • District 3:  Dennis Moore (D)-inc vs. Nick Jordan (R)
  • District 4:  Todd Tiahrt (R)-inc vs. Donald Betts, Jr. (D)
  •  
    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • February 5, 2008 - Democratic presidential primary
  • February 9, 2008 - Republican presidential primary
  • June 10, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • August 5, 2008 - Primary elections
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 GOP
      Representatives 2 GOP, 2 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      Lt. Governor - tied to Governor DEM
      State Senate - GOP control 30 GOP, 10 DEM
      State House - GOP control 78 GOP, 47 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Kathleen Sebelius (D) - 2nd term, term-limited in 2010
  • Lt. Governor:  Mark Parkinson (D) - 1st term, tied to Governor
  • Senior Senator:  Sam Brownback (R) - 3rd term, will retire in 2011
  • Junior Senator:  Pat Roberts (R) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2008
  • House District 1:  Jerry Moran (R) - 6th term
  • House District 2:  Nancy Boyda (D) - 1st term
  • House District 3:  Dennis Moore (D) - 5th term
  • House District 4:  Todd Tiahrt (R) - 7th term

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


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      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Solid GOP -- Solid GOP --

    Senate
    Class 2 -- Solid GOP -- --
    Class 3 -- -- Solid GOP --

    Governor -- Mod DEM -- Solid DEM

    House 3 GOP - 1 DEM 3 GOP - 1 DEM 3 GOP - 1 DEM 2 GOP - 2 DEM
    CD-1 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-2 Solid GOP Solid GOP Strong GOP Weak DEM
    CD-3 Weak DEM Weak DEM Strong DEM Solid DEM
    CD-4 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Kansas Race Tracking
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    John McCain
    vs
    Barack Obama
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    Senate
    Pat Roberts - inc
    vs
    Jim Slattery
    Projected Winner
    Governor
    No race
    House District 2
    Nancy Boyda - inc
    vs
    Lynn Jenkins
    Projected Winner
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