Next Monday, Dec. 5, all the lawmakers elected to the Kansas Legislature will meet in Topeka to nominate new leadership for the 2017 session.
Without a doubt, there will be many more Democrats and moderate Republicans in the statehouse this time. Conservative Republicans lost roughly a third of their seats in the just-certified elections.
But conservatives will still be the single biggest faction in both the House and the Senate, and so a lot depends on who they back for top posts.
How many moderates?