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    Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

    Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas | The Kansas City Star

    Democrat Chad Taylor has withdrawn as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.


    The Kansas Secretary of State’s office confirmed late Tuesday that Taylor, the Shawnee County prosecutor, had withdrawn from the race. The candidate list on the election website lists Taylor as withdrawn.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.
    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.

    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.
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    Re: Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

    Good. I can tell you many Democrats were hopping he drop out. Now if he wins he will most likely Caucus with the Democrats and keep a Democratic Senate.


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    Re: Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

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    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.

    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.
    Which way do you think Orman will lean if he wins (who will he caucus with)?

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    Re: Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Which way do you think Orman will lean if he wins (who will he caucus with)?
    Well looks like he could be the swing vote to the GOP winning the senate if he wins, Kansas could be a win-win situation

    Orman would not say which party he would caucus with if elected. He suggested that he would side with whichever party is in the majority and would consider joining both sides if he ends up being the deciding vote.
    Democratic nominee Chad Taylor drops out of Kansas Senate race - The Washington Post

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    Re: Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Well looks like he could be the swing vote to the GOP winning the senate if he wins, Kansas could be a win-win situation



    Democratic nominee Chad Taylor drops out of Kansas Senate race - The Washington Post
    he would side with whichever party is in the majority and would consider joining both sides if he ends up being the deciding vote.

    That's interesting. I'm not sure I remember a recent candidate being that honest about it. It's fence sitting for sure, but honest.

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    Re: Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Which way do you think Orman will lean if he wins (who will he caucus with)?
    I find it unlikely Taylor would've dropped out if the Democrats weren't fairly confident he'd caucus with them, at the very least if he's the deciding vote.
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    Re: Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I find it unlikely Taylor would've dropped out if the Democrats weren't fairly confident he'd caucus with them, at the very least if he's the deciding vote.
    Every time I see you signature line I smile. I hope we aren't the only 2 (don't let the "Redress in 2016" under my avatar fool you) who feels that way. Huntsman 2016!

    To your point, that's a very likely possibility too.

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    Re: Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    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.

    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.
    I tend to agree with everything you just said. I am going to add Kansas to my watch list for my senate update number 14 due out on 1 October. I had read a couple of articles about the Democratic candidate withdrawing over the last week or so. I kind of dismissed them. Orman is an former Democrat and I assume according to what I read that he would caucus with the Democrats. Much like Sanders from Vermont and King from Maine. Neither really are independent, Orman won't be either.

    Kentucky I am sure will retain McConnell, but Georgia is one state to watch. Michelle Nunn is putting up a great fight and she just won a recent debate from Purdue. It would not shock me to see her win. I think Roberts and the Republicans in Kansas will now begin to tie Orman to the Democratic Party and this will hurt him. Kansas is a deep red state and very anti-Obama and Reid. I do not expect the 10 point lead to last. I would rate Kansas as a tossup.
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    Re: Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

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    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.

    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.
    Not necessarily a Democratic pickup, since Orman says that he will caucus with whoever controls the Senate.
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    Re: Democrat Chad Taylor withdraws from U.S. Senate race in Kansas

    2014 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting midterms I've seen in a while.

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