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Barbara Bollier Would Be The First Kansas Democrat Elected To The U.S. Senate In 90 Years

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Jim McLean
Barbara Bollier, a Kansas state senator running for the U.S. Senate, wears a mask after a September campaign rally at a Lenexa park.

The big political news out of Kansas this year is that a Democrat might win a U.S. Senate seat. That’s hasn’t happened since 1930, and is supposedly the longest losing streak for a party anywhere in the country.

Barbara Bollier is the Democratic candidate. Her opponent is Roger Marshall, and polls now show the race is too close to call.

  • Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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