What's the matter with Kansas Republicans? In a state where Bush captured over 60 percent of the vote in 2004, a tiny revolution is taking place, with more and more Republicans running as Democrats in state elections. Its ripples may be spreading throughout the country.
This November, nine former Kansas Republicans are running as Democrats, including one for the office of lieutenant governor and another for that of attorney general. For years, moderates and conservatives have been battling within the Kansas Republican Party, mostly over social issues such as abortion and evolution. As moderates get pushed out, they sometimes wind up with a ‘D' next to their name.