DLCC Announces Kansas Spotlight Candidates

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WASHINGTON —With just six weeks until election day, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is announcing its slate of Kansas Spotlight candidates. By flipping three Senate seats or one House seat, Democrats can break the GOP supermajority in the legislature and uphold Governor Laura Kelly’s veto power, ensuring that Democrats can stand up to Republicans’ extremist policies and partisan gerrymandering next year.
 
“Kansans have been denied health care by an extremist Republican supermajority for far too long,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “I am so proud of this group of candidates who have stepped up to hold the Republicans responsible for their failed leadership. Kansas Republicans blocked Medicaid expansion for 130,000 of their constituents, and in November we will hold them accountable.”
 
Kansas Democrats are fired up across the state, in part due to Democrat Barbara Bollier’s formidable challenge to Republican Representative Roger Marshall in the U.S. Senate election. With Republicans’ terrible record on Medicaid expansion, these Democratic candidates know the time is now to fight for affordable health care access to all Kansans.
 
The Kansas Spotlight candidates include nine House candidates and nine Senate candidates.  

Breaking the GOP supermajority in Kansas is a top target in the DLCC’s $50 million “Flip Everything” campaign. Since Trump’s election, the DLCC and state Democrats have flipped more than 450 seats and 10 legislative chambers from red to blue.

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