Kansas is up next in our redistricting series. Throughout 2021, we'll delve into the states in detail, spotlighting a different state's redistricting outlook each week. Make sure to read our full redistricting outlook.
Current Delegation: 3R, 1D
Projected 2022 Seats: 4 (No change)
Redistricting Control: Republican (Democrats control the governorship, but Republicans hold veto-proof majorities in both legislative chambers)
Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App
Kansas remains a red state, but the GOP's domination has ebbed as the Kansas City suburbs have boomed and Republicans have often gotten in their own way. In 2011, bitter infighting between the GOP's moderate and conservative factions threw the redistricting process into chaos, forcing a federal court to step in and draw its own congressional map - and making Kansas the last state in the nation to complete its lines.
In 2018, Democrat Laura Kelly beat polarizing Republican Kris Kobach after eight years of woefully unpopular GOP Gov. Sam Brownback. And Democrat Sharice Davids flipped the 3rd CD as Donald
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