In a Hays Daily News article (hidden behind a paywall) Representative Moran said:
Topeka is a mess, and I believe that the Governor’s race was winnable. With a united GOP, it could have happened.
Without a unified party… not so much.
The moderates need to get out from under the thumb of the conservatives. The only thing they share right now is a name, and both think the other side is dishonoring the name.