Post election night confession: I've started using bing. Google's search quality has degraded to the point where I don't really notice a difference between the two.
Anyways. Greetings from flyover country.
The Dems should have gotten KS-2 too. My county tried to drag Davis across the line, but we couldn't quite de-snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Not exactly a surprise. He ran for Governor in 2014. And lost to Brownback. Brownback.
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That was a state wide race. KS-2 robs him of several bases of support that kinda sorta made him competitive. Doubling down on that was a choice. It isn't even pure gerrymandering. In all the counties I checked he under-delivered what Lara Kelly got by 2-5%.
In the long run, though? They're gonna need to do another round of gerrymandering to keep KS-2 and KS-3 from becoming blue. KS-3 is back in democratic hands, and they did it without the eastern portion of Douglas county that Moore had when he got elected in 1998. And now all of Douglas is in KS-2. We had 59% turnout. Almost as many people voted as in 2012. Davis carried us by 71.5% (again, less than Kelly). We're up to a population of 120,000. Doesn't sound like much, but this is Kansas.