Who Won in Kansas?

The results are in for the Kansas primary elections, and here are the winners!

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The Candidates

The three major candidates in the running for the Kansas seat in the House of Representatives are Sharice Davids, Kevin Yoder, and Steve Watkins. Davids is a lawyer and former MMA fighter, Yoder is the incumbent who has been in office since 2011, and Watkins is an Army veteran and businessman. Early polling shows that Davids has a slight lead, but it is still too close to call.

Greg Orman

Greg Orman is an American businessman and political candidate. He was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in Kansas in 2014, losing to incumbent Republican Pat Roberts. Orman was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Johnson County, Kansas. He graduated from Princeton University in 1991 and received an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1996. After working for several businesses, he co-founded Cirrus Aircraft Corporation, where he served as CEO until 2007. In 2013, Orman ran as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts. After neither candidate received a majority of the vote in the general election, Orman won the resulting runoff election with 53% of the vote to Roberts’ 46%.

Pat Roberts

Roberts, the incumbent, won the election with 56% of the vote. This was his fifth consecutive election victory, and his margin of victory was larger than in any of his previous campaigns. Roberts has been a member of the Senate since 1997 and is currently the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He is a strong supporter of agriculture and rural development, and has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration’s environmental policies.

The Issues

The big story in Kansas this week is the ongoing battle between incumbent Republican governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Kobach is currently leading by just over 300 votes, but there are still many absentee and provisional ballots left to be counted. The race is important not just for Kansas but for the country as a whole, as it will likely have national implications.

Healthcare

Kansas lawmakers Wednesday approved a Medicaid expansion that would provide healthcare coverage to an estimated 150,000 low-income adults in the state.

The expansion, which was approved by the Kansas Senate on a voice vote, would make Kansas the 37th state to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. The expansion is slated to take effect in January 2020.

Kansas is one of a handful of states that have not expanded Medicaid since the ACA was enacted in 2010. Republican governors in other holdout states, such as Tennessee and Utah, have recently signaled their support for expanding Medicaid.

The Kansas expansion would cover adults ages 18 to 64 with incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level, which is about $16,000 for an individual or $33,000 for a family of four. The federal government would cover 90% of the cost of the expansion, with the state picking up the rest.

Supporters of the expansion say it would provide much-needed health coverage to low-income adults and help reduce costs for everyone by reducing the number of people who rely on emergency rooms for their care. Opponents argue that expanding Medicaid would be too costly for the state and that there are better ways to provide health care to low-income residents.

The Economy

The economy was the major issue in the race for governor in Kansas. Incumbent Republican Sam Brownback was proud of his record of cutting taxes and reducing the size of government. His Democratic challenger, Paul Davis, argued that Brownback’s policies had failed to create jobs or grow the economy.

In the end, Davis narrowly defeated Brownback, 49% to 46%. Davis will now face a tough task convincing the state legislature to reverse many of Brownback’s tax policies.

Immigration

The issue of immigration has been a controversial one in the United States for many years. Kansas is no exception. In 2004, the state passed a law that required all businesses to use the federal E-Verify system to check the immigration status of their employees. The law also made it a crime to transport or house undocumented immigrants.

The law was challenged in court, and a federal appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional. The state appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the Court declined to hear the case, leaving the lower court’s ruling in place.

The issue of immigration is likely to continue to be a controversial one in Kansas and across the country.

The Results

The results are in from Kansas, and it was a very close race! The final numbers show that Candidate A barely won with 50.01% of the vote. This is a very slim margin, and it is sure to be a race that is talked about for some time.

The Final Count

In the end, even with all the absentee ballots, it was incredibly close. In the end, only fifty-three votes separated Abrams and Kemp. Abrams would have needed about seventeen thousand votes to win, which is only about one percent of the total votes cast. However, due to the large number of people who voted early or by mail, it is impossible to say how many people actually went to the polls on election day.

The Reactions

The final results of the race revealed that the majority of people were pleased with the outcome. The reactions to the race were mixed, with some people being very happy and others being unhappy with the way things turned out.

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