Republicans tried for a clean sweep of Kansas’ federal offices by targeting lone Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids in 2022 redistricting, shifting her 3rd District seven points to the right. But the GOP’s gerrymander couldn’t outrun the leftward trend of the Kansas City suburbs or the fallout from the failed push to pass an abortion ban, and Davids ended up winning comfortably, 55%-43% — two points wider than her margin of victory in 2020.
Davids remains on Republicans’ target list in 2024, though GOP strategists are well aware they’ll need a new nominee with fewer ties to unpopular former Gov. Sam Brownback and believe such a candidate is about to jump in. But given Davids’ popularity and fundraising capabilities — not to mention Donald Trump’s poor standing with the district’s highly college-educated electorate — it will be a tall order.
KS-01: Tracey Mann (R) - West: Garden City, Hutchinson, LawrenceSolid Republican. The Big First’s open Republican primary got little attention in 2020 thanks to a simultaneous showdown for Kansas’ GOP Senate nomination. But the party’s selection of Mann could have
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