Experts: Primary Results Could Give A Glimpse Of What's To Come
Political experts aren't surprised by last night's primary election in Kansas. They say the results show voters might be frustrated with the state's fiscal policies and expect change.
Wichita State Professor and Political Analyst Jeff Jarman says Kansans have grown tired of dealing with some of the policies that come out of the statehouse in Topeka.
"I think what you will see now are really aggressive races across the House and the Senate where moderate Republicans who won will be challenged by Democrats, and they'll give voters a real opportunity to send a message to Topeka about the direction they want for the state of Kansas," Jarman says.
WSU Political Science Professor Ken Ciboski says some may consider Kansas a very conservative state, "but people are pretty moderate. They're not radicals here, they're not extremists, not all of them, left or right. That's important to keep in mind, to recognize when there are problems, and when we need to make some changes, then the ballot box is the best way to do it.
Ciboski says he believes that economic issues will be a major focal point during the fall elections.
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