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Political Pundits: Primary Results, November Predictions

The Kansas State Capitol Building (left) and the Missouri State Capitol Building
The Kansas State Capitol Building (left) and the Missouri State Capitol Building

For the first time, a Kansas Governor is actively campaigning against members of his own party. Governor Sam Brownback is hoping to replace moderate Republicans with more conservative members of his party.

And it worked. Conservative Republicans won big on Tuesday, and Wednesday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes the Political Pundits to review Tuesday's primary election results. 

The Kansas City Star's Dave Helling, University of Kansas political scientist Burdett Loomis, and University of Missouri political scientist Peverill Squire to analyze results of Tuesday's contests, including U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's fight against GOP nominee and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's competition with businessman Dave Spence, and the races for Missouri Secretary of State and Lieutenant Governor.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href="mailto:Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org">Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org</a>.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.