Kansas

4 seats: 3R, 1D     R 63

In 1996 Democrats were shut out in U.S. House races in Kansas despite running relatively well (three of four Republicans won with less than 53%). In 1998, they gained a seat despite winning a lower percentage of the statewide vote. The 2000 elections will be telling. If Republicans defeat Dennis Moore and win the remaining seats easily, it will be clear that the Republican rise in projected performance in 1996 was not simply due to Kansas' Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole and clear that Democrats may have difficulty winning federal offices in Kansas for some time to come.
 
  1. Jerry Moran (R), 1996 Uncontested
  '98: 81 '96: 73 ['94: R 77 '92: R 70]   R 71
 
  2. Jim Ryun (R), 1996 Comfortable
  '98: 61 '96: 52 ['94: R 66 '92: D 56] R 60
 
  3. Dennis Moore (D), 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 52 ['96: R 50 '94: R 57 '92: R 58]   R 57
 
  4. Todd Tiahrt (R), 1994 Comfortable
  '98: 58 L '96: 50 '94: 53 ['92: D 52] R 64


Kansas's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for Kansas 1982 to 1998
 


 
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