Read this from Daily Kos, a report on Kansas primary elections.

Time after time, moderate Republicans defeated Koch-backed Tea Party candidates, further signal that the Sam Brownback-Koch idea of a government run on fumes isn’t appealing to mainstream Kansans.

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Yes, the legislature will retain many Republicans. But they will include Republicans who rejected gay baiting and tax cuts for the rich and punishing cuts to education.

A few Republicans like that hide out in the Arkansas Republican majority. A few more and a two-party legislature, where important votes weren’t rote exercises in partisanship, might make the world more interesting. It happened once — on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. if it could happen on issues, including the odd social issue, it would be a wonderful world.

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I know better than to be optimistic.

But …. the Koch operation and its Americans for Prosperity chapter is doing the same door-knocking, phone-ringing and heavy spending here that was done in Kansas. It had mixed results in the primary. Some defeats in the general election would be even more pleasing.

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