Despite the perceived uniformity in the Kansas Republican ticket, Mr. Barker emphasized there would still be debate and deliberation in the state Legislature.
“These candidates come from rural and urban centers or industrial and agricultural communities. They will represent their districts first. In addition, these candidates have strong personalities and could never be puppets,” Mr. Barker said.
Kansas is just one example in a series of elections in which moderate Republican incumbents across the United States have lost their respective primaries. Ballotpedia reports that of the 134 incumbents who have lost their primaries, 90 were Republican compared with just 44 Democrats.
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