Establishment-backed Marshall defeats Kobach in Kansas GOP Senate primary

Posted 51 days ago


Rep. Roger Marshall won the Republican Senate primary in Kansas on Tuesday, delivering a key victory to GOP leaders in Washington who saw him as their best hope for holding on to the seat of retiring Sen. Pat Roberts (R) in November.

With 41 percent of precincts reporting, The Associated Press called the race for Marshall, who currently leads his main GOP challenger, Kris Kobach, by double digits.

Marshall was the favorite of Republican Senate leaders, who feared that a win for Kobach could put GOP control of the seat in jeopardy. In the final weeks before the primary, Republican-aligned outside groups poured money into Kansas to boost Marshall, while Kobach was aided by spending from tech billionaire Peter Thiel and a super PAC with ties to Democrats....(Read more)