Kansas congressional race first in nation since Trump's win
April 7, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation's first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory is taking place next week for a seat Republicans have held for two decades in a south-central Kansas district Trump carried with 60 percent of the vote.
But while the race in the heavily Republican district makes the state's GOP Treasurer Ron Estes the expected front-runner, his Democratic rival James Thompson, a civil rights attorney, is hoping Estes' ties to the state's unpopular governor will sway enough voters to pull off an upset. Also in the mix is a long-shot bid by Libertarian Chr...