Kansas Republican Senate candidate Roger Marshall came out victorious over Democratic candidate Barbara Bollier. He won with 51.47 percent of the vote. Bollier defied her party's talking points and ran a rather conservative race. One of the issues she broke from Democrats on was with the Supreme Court. She said she didn't agree with court packing.
Marshall will succeed Sen. Pat Roberts, who is retiring after 23 years in the Senate, The Washington Times reported.
BREAKING: Republican Rep. Roger Marshall wins an open Senate seat in Kansas in a tougher-than-expected race that saw his Democratic opponent raise far more campaign cash than he did. #APracecall #Election2020— The Associated Press (@AP) November 4, 2020
Republican Roger Marshall has won the race for Senate in Kansas, defeating Democrat Barbara Bollier https://t.co/1JOMGCYO8l— POLITICO (@politico) November 4, 2020
Vox wasn't surprised by the decision since a Democrat has not won a race for the Senate in Kansas since 1932.
Republican Roger Marshall has won the Kansas Senate race, Decision Desk projects.— Vox (@voxdotcom) November 4, 2020
He defeated Democrat Barbara Bollier in a surprisingly competitive race for a state that has not elected a Democrat to the US Senate since 1932. #KSsen https://t.co/2M8WuUmLSi
Bollier announced on Twitter that she called Marshall to officially concede.
I just called Roger Marshall to congratulate him. It’s not the outcome we hoped for, but it’s my patriotic duty to accept it.— Dr. Barbara Bollier (@BarbaraBollier) November 4, 2020
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