4 seats: 3R, 1D
Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)
- Voter Turnout: 22nd (52%)
- Victory Margin: 17th (33%)
Facts in Focus
- In 2000, fewer than two in five Kansan adults
voted for the U.S. House Member who represents
- The average U.S. House race in Kansas was won by 33% in 2000.
This represents a slight increase in the margin of victory that began in the past
decade – up from 27% in 1998, 13% in 1996, 26% in 1994, and 21%
- With 63% of the statewide vote in House races
in 2000, Republicans won 75% of Kansas' House seats. In 1996,
Republicans won a lower share of the statewide vote (56%), but won
all four seats.
- Democratic voters were twice as likely as
Republican voters were to waste their vote on a losing candidate.
- Kansas' U.S. House races were being won by
wider margins in 2000, edging the state closer to the norm of the
1980s when at least 80% of seats were won by a landslide in every
- Democrat Dennis Moore is the only Democrat to
win in Kansas since 1992 and only the second Kansas challenger to
beat an incumbent since
- All current House Members have been elected
Kansas ranked in 2000