Yeah, let’s just keep piling on the total disasters.
Might as well just keep doing that.
Rep. Roger Marshall won the Senate GOP primary in Kansas on Tuesday, CNN projects, delivering the party establishment a victory that could help keep the seat in its control this November.
Marshall fought back a fierce challenge from former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, whose crusades against illegal immigration and voting fraud have made him a divisive figure.
Democrats haven’t won a Senate seat in the state since 1932, the longest losing streak for the party in the country. But the Republican establishment was terrified that spell might have been broken if the state picked Kobach as its nominee.
Marshall, a two-term congressman from the “Big First” district in the central and western parts of the state, boasted the support of the man he’s seeking to replace, longtime Sen. Pat Roberts, and a former occupant of his House seat, former Sen. Bob Dole.
Powerful groups like the Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansans for Life and the Chamber of Commerce also backed Marshall.
But he did not have the endorsement of the man who could potentially ensure him victory: President Donald Trump. Last week, Trump indicated to associates on Air Force One that he would not publicly intervene in the race despite the wishes of top Republicans.
Marshall tweeted a video shortly after the race was called Tuesday night featuring a congratulatory call from Trump on speakerphone.
Marshall will face Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier, who has broken state fundraising records by bringing in $7.8 million, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings.
Roberts said on Tuesday that the primary race was a “toss up.”
“I don’t know what is going to happen,” he said.
Kobach’s Republican critics warned that only he could put the seat at risk, pointing to the outcome of the 2018 gubernatorial race. Trump endorsed Kobach a day before that Republican primary, which Kobach won by only 343 votes. He then lost to Democrat Laura Kelly by 5 points, even though Trump won Kansas by 20 points in 2016.
Those critics said that Kobach emphasized issues that did not meet the moment, while Kelly zeroed in on overturning the state’s education cuts and reversing the budget shortfall left behind by former Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. They also noted that Kobach is a weak fundraiser.
But Kobach has argued that while Democrats have recently won statewide offices in Kansas, they’ve consistently failed to reach the Senate, where the debated issues are different and views of the national parties hold more sway.
In the 2020 campaign, both Kobach and Marshall have aired ads from Trump’s 2018 rally in Topeka, in which the President calls Kobach a “tireless champion for border security” and Marshall a “great friend.”
But outside groups have deluged the airways with ads, even outspending the candidates in seeking to pick their preferred nominee.
A Democratic-aligned organization called the Sunflower State has spent over $4.6 million on ads boosting Kobach, calling him “too conservative” and Marshall “soft on Trump.” Meanwhile the Republican-affiliated group Plains PAC has spent over $3.3 million bashing Kobach for his alleged “ties to white nationalists,” a charge his campaign strongly denied. And Senate Leadership Fund, which is aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has also spent over $1.8 million supporting Marshall, a OB-GYN doctor.
Let’s be real – Kris probably lost because he spells his name with a “K.” No one likes that.
But seriously: conservative candidates have been losing across the entire country in these primaries.
We need some kind of system to stop this from happening. The primaries are absolutely where the Jews pour all of their money. They set it up so it doesn’t matter who wins the actual election, because they’ve made sure to get both of their guys in the main race.
We have to start fighting back against this, and we need to do it now.
Of course, if Joe Biden wins, it won’t matter, because this whole system is just going to end completely. We’ll be able to run some people in local elections, but this whole thing with having a federal government that represents people is going to be over for good with Biden.
If Trump wins, however, priority number one for 2022 has to be totally attacking these primaries. Hopefully, Trump will do something to get us some kind of freedom of speech on the internet so we can arrange it. I think we can do this, successfully, if we have access to the people. We’re just going to have to go and find the most conservative candidates in every state, and really shill the primaries hard.
Not very many people vote in primaries, especially on off years. If we can drive the vote, using superior tactics, we can start pushing these shills out before the next presidential election when we’ve got PRESIDENT CARLSON coming in.
We can’t just keep losing like this. It’s completely out of control.