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"We look forward to working with Kansas' newest Congressman in D.C.as our members continue to battle tough economic challenges and regulatory overreach".

Don't forget too that this was a special election, where short cycles and low turnouts produce unusual results.

Estes held off Democrat James Thompson, a civil rights attorney, to claim the 4th congressional district seat occupied by Republicans for more than two decades.

Voters on Tuesday picked state Treasurer Ron Estes to fill the vacancy created when Trump chose former U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo as Central Intelligence Agency director.

Thompson lost to Republican Ron Estes, 45.7 percent to 52.5 percent, in Tuesday's special congressional election.

The Heritage Foundation's Rachel Bovard argues, "I think the closeness of this race is a warning to the GOP".

Libertarian candidate Gordon Bakken received just 2.8 percent of the vote in last fall's election for the 4th District seat.

Kiowa County voters gave Estes 80 percent of the vote and Edwards County voters, 78 percent. There he had 50 percent of the vote to Estes' 48 percent. A glance at local Kansas papers reveals just how much public discontent with the governor influenced this race.

Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional aide and investigative filmmaker, has raised more than $8 million, a massive amount for a special election, and has tried to galvanize Democrats who hope to turn it into a referendum on Trump's performance.

Allen lives in the district's rural area and works in agriculture. She was especially upset when the Republican governor recently vetoed Medicaid expansion.

"I can't stand Brownback", she said as she left her polling site in Belle Plaine.

He said the results show Democrats that, "You fight".

Allen was for Democrat Thompson in Tuesday's contest.

Last year, the Pompeo re-election race drew limited attention.

In the end, the race to fill now-CIA Director Mike Pompeo's seat in Congress wasn't as close as some thought, but closer than it normally would have been. Others are in Georgia, Montana and SC.

IL is generally thought of as a deep blue state.

In a triumphant victory speech, Estes, mocked the pundits and media who said his victory was ever ind doubt. Democratic voters are motivated like never before.

Campaign manager Colin Curtis said at the time that state Democrats had the opportunity to win the district for the first time in 23 years but that it felt like a lot of the current establishment of the party was "sitting on the sidelines".

This latest poll is "based on telephone interviews conducted April 5-9, 2017, with a random sample of 1,019 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia".

According to its blog, ActBlue raised almost $112 million in the first quarter of 2017, more than four times the amount it collected right after the 2014 elections and seven times what it raised in the aftermath of Barack Obama's re-election in 2012. President Trump even recorded a call for the Republican and sent an Election Day tweet calling Estes a "wonderful guy" who would help him on "Healthcare & Tax Cuts (Reform)".

Estes was first elected state treasurer in 2010.

"We're kicking around our options", Schmidt said, saying no decision's been reach in the Schmidt household. They will be facing an energized - even an enraged - Democratic party and will be able to take nothing for granted. "This is a great job", he said.


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