As a retiring Republican state legislator endorses a Democrat to replace him, conservative activists go on the attack.
Hack Republican commentator and former Party County Chair John Altevogt whines: “It doesn’t matter. I’ve never had any use for Ray Cox. It would please me greatly if he would become a Democrat. I didn’t have any use for him when I was chair of the party up here. In fact, we tried to get him beat several times.”
“Good riddance to bad rubbish,” he added. “Sometimes you have to experience temporary losses to make long-term gains.”
This is why observers see a likely swing of power towards Democrats in Kansas. The Republican party would rather lose than allow dissent from within.