Sen. Pat Roberts (R), at 82 years of age is a clear retirement prospect particularly after a difficult 2014 re-election campaign, is already drawing a probable 2020 Democratic challenger. Former US Attorney Barry Grissom (D) again reiterated that he is seriously considering entering the Senate campaign in the next cycle. Sen. Roberts has not yet committed to seeking re-election.
Kansas just elected a Democratic Governor, which is not particularly unusual even for this heavily Republican state. Still, though Laura Kelly was elected Governor, her victory percentage was only 48%. Thus, beating a Republican in Kansas during a presidential election year will be no easy feat.
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