Kansas State Senate candidate Jim Denning gets a hug from Yvonne Starks of Olathe as her friend, Jennifer Heaton, of Overland Park, left, looks on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 in Overland Park

 

              Kansas State Senate candidate Jim Denning gets a hug from Yvonne Starks of Olathe as her friend, Jennifer Heaton, of Overland Park, left, looks on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 in Overland Park
Kansas State Senate candidate Jim Denning gets a hug from Yvonne Starks of Olathe as her friend, Jennifer Heaton, of Overland Park, left, looks on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 in Overland Park, Kan. "We're conservatives and we are thrilled to death about the election," Starks said. "Bye, bye Tim Owens," she added. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Keith Myers)