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Fri Dec 14, 2018, 07:56 PM

 

More Kansas Republicans are considering defecting to the Democrats. Is this a trend?

BY STEVE KRASKE DECEMBER 13, 2018 06:34 PM, UPDATED DECEMBER 13, 2018 07:04 PM

Kansas state Sen. Barbara Bollier’s sudden decision this week to switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party may be a one-off.

Or, it could be the beginning of a trend.

In the wake of Bollier’s announcement, Sen. Dinah Sykes, another moderate Republican from Johnson County, is contemplating doing the same thing.

“It has crossed my mind,” Sykes said.

Also considering a switch: Rep. Stephanie Clayton of Overland Park. “I am looking at options,” she said Thursday. Also Thursday, Rep. Joy Koesten, a Leawood Republican, said she was switching. Earlier this year, it was Sen. John Doll of Garden City leaving the GOP to be independent Greg Orman’s running mate.

Other Republicans are also considering their futures.

So is this the beginning of a significant political realignment in the state that could lead to the eventual extinction of moderate Republicans? Or is this a mere blip on Kansas’ always evolving political radar screen?


https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-kraske/article223056210.html

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workinclasszero Dec 2018 OP
yonder Dec 2018 #1
Me. Dec 2018 #2
Lulu KC Dec 2018 #4
Me. Dec 2018 #6
keithbvadu2 Dec 2018 #3
Maxheader Dec 2018 #5

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 08:26 PM

1. Perhaps people are seeing the Brownback experiment

and the subsequent statewide impacts that resulted for what it was/is - a failure needing fixing.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 09:33 PM

2. Oh Great More Cons Becoming Dems

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Response to Me. (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 02:14 AM

4. I don't think so

I think they've been closeted and are coming out.

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 10:14 AM

6. I Hope So

The last things Dems need is to become infected with the Con's approach to governing

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 12:20 AM

3. Changing parties? Will they change their beliefs and voting? Or just fakeout?

Changing parties? Will they change their beliefs and voting? Or just fakeout?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2018, 09:17 AM

5. Changing with the idea to swim where the votes are..?

Is it that easy to change from promoting trickle down theory,
to attracting new businesses where there is a labor pool or
tax incentives?...on a case by case, of course. Can these
new guys exist without bennys from the gop lobby dudes?

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