Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas | The Kansas City Star
This is in interesting development in the race. Independent candidate Greg Orman and Taylor appeared to be locked in a three way race with incumbent Pat Roberts with none having more than 40% in most recent polls. With Roberts hurt by a residency scandal, unable to even crack 50% in the primary against a subpar opponent, that could make this race competitive if Taylor's support coalesces around Orman who used to be a Democrat. A PPP poll showed Orman slightly ahead of Roberts in a two way race, despite a majority of Kansans not having heard enough of Orman to form an opinion.Democrat Chad Taylor has withdrawn as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.
The Kansas Secretary of State’s office confirmed late Tuesday that Taylor, the Shawnee County prosecutor, had withdrawn from the race. The candidate list on the election website lists Taylor as withdrawn.
Wednesday was the deadline for a candidate to request that his or her name be held off the ballot.
In my view this is now a more likely Democratic takeover than Kentucky or Georgia, where I think the chances of a Republican loss are being overestimated by a lot of people.