The rat was all greased-up, and then… nothing. Kobach lost his Senate Bid and so the news, if anything, is that Kansas Senate will probably stay on Team Evil for 2020. This doesn’t automatically mean that amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell still has his filthy turtle paws on the gavel for the next Congress, but… we have to work harder on the other Senate Races to de-thrown him.
Lots of voters cast lots of votes in lots of races on Tuesday. However, the election that everyone had their eyes on was in Kansas, where control of the Senate might plausibly have hung in the balance. There, Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS) trounced the rather unelectable Kris Kobach, 40.3% to 26.3%, presumably ending Kobach’s political career for good, and also reminding us that ratfu**ing rarely works. As a bonus for the GOP, voters also sent Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS) packing. His recent indictment might have put that seat into play if he had advanced to the general election, but instead the candidate will be Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner.
I completely forgot about it and did not watch any returns last night.