On Friday, veteran Sunflower State Sen. Pat Roberts (R) announced that he will not run for a fifth term in 2020. The Senator, who will be 84 years of age at the next election, served a combined 40 years in Congress when combining his time in the Senate and House. He was originally elected to the western 1st Congressional District in 1980 and served eight terms, rising to become chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
We are expecting to see multiple candidates, likely from both parties, vie for the Republican and Democratic nominations. The 2020 open election will be only the fifth open Kansas Senate race since 1968.
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