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Democrats see chance in Kansas Senate race -- after Democrat drops out
Democrats see chance in Kansas Senate race -- after Democrat drops out

The topsy-turvy race for the Senate in Kansas took another turn Wednesday when the lackluster Democratic candidate dropped out, elevating an independent newcomer to battle incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts this fall. The sudden narrowing of what had been a three-way race could give Democrats a rare pickup opportunity in conservative Kansas during an election cycle that favors Republicans. The GOP is increasingly favored to net six seats to gain control of the Senate. "There's obviously an opportunity here," said a Democratic strategist, who asked for anonymity to frankly discuss the situation. "Roberts is clearly very vulnerable." Democrat Chad Taylor, a...

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