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August 25, 2013

Chapman Rackaway: Moderate Party faces long odds

After the 2012 Republican primary elections, most observers (including me) were ready to carve a headstone marking the death of the Kansas moderate Republican. A resurgent state GOP apparatus rebuilt under conservative leadership methodically consolidated an organizational base, picked off almost all of the moderates still standing in the Kansas Senate, and cemented authority in both chambers of the Legislature as well as the governor’s mansion.

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