Nor was Rep. -elect Ron Estes, the state treasurer, a particularly flawed GOP candidate. Ted Cruz appeared with him at a campaign rally in Wichita on Monday.
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Republicans declared victory Tuesday night in the first congressional election since Donald Trump became president, winning a seat in Kansas that became vacant earlier this year.
Readers of the liberal blog Daily Kos also were jumping into the race, donating more than $200,000 to Thompson in the final days.
"Those states don't have a highly unpopular governor that is going to have the proverbial millstone around the candidate's neck", Michael O'Donnell, a Kansas GOP commissioner, told the Wichita Eagle on whether the vote signals trouble for Republicans in Georgia.
Last night in the Kansas special election in Congressional District 4, Trump-embracing Republican Ron Estes only beat progressive Democrat James Thompson by a mere 6.8 points. As a result, they're energized - they will crawl over broken glass. "You play every game", Pumpelly said.
Estes won by roughly 10,000 votes over Democrat James Thompson, a civil rights attorney. Republicans have held the House seat centered on that part of the state since 1995. Pompeo won the state's 4th District seat in 2010, when Tiahrt gave it up to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Thompson narrowly carried Sedgwick County, but Estes won all the other counties in the district.
Trump tweeted his support for the Republican candidate on Tuesday as voters were casting ballots.
Democratic National Committee member and Daily Kos member Chris Reeves said Tuesday that the blog set up its donation site last week.
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President Trump's approval ratings are low. He also didn't vote for Trump in the last year's general election.
But Thomas Hauser, 67, of Belle Plaine, a Republican who works in the information technology industry, said he crossed party lines in Tuesday's election to vote for Thompson.
Pawnee County was the first to report its overall unofficial results, with 71 percent of the votes going to Estes.
"The eyes of the whole country are on Kansas". GOP-sponsored robocalls featured urgent get-out-the-vote messages by Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Sen. Estes performed 20 points worse than Trump did in this district just five months ago.
Ron Estes, the GOP state treasurer, was buoyed by an 11th-hour intervention from national Republicans, Vice President Mike Pence, and Trump himself in his bid to retain the seat of former Rep. Mike Pompeo, who is now the Central Intelligence Agency director. Georgia's special election is called a "jungle primary", meaning that if no one comes out with over 50 percent on April 18, the top two contenders will go into a runoff.
But in a sign of nervousness, Republicans poured money into the race late to bolster Estes.
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Gallup said the drop in support could be due to "failure by party leaders to fulfill campaign pledges on major pieces of legislation such as tax reform and healthcare". "And we knew they would show up, and they did show up".
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