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How do GOP presidential candidates explain Kansas?

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump
Ted Cruz, Donald Trump AP

Eric Levitz, associate editor at New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer, argues that the GOP presidential candidates need to address the budget problems in Kansas, given that they are proposing similar economic plans. “If any of these men are elected president, they will almost certainly take office with a House and Senate eager to scale up the ‘red-state model,’ Levitz wrote. “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said of (Gov. Sam) Brownback’s Kansas, ‘This is exactly the sort of thing we (Republicans) want to do here, in Washington, but can’t, at least for now.’ Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s celebrated budgets all depend on the same magical growth that has somehow escaped the Sunflower State.” – Phillip Brownlee