At the very least, national media take notice when campaign finance reports show MILLIONS powering a list minute effort to make a historic flip in Kansas.
Reality check: Polling and history still suggest this lady is a long shot.
Nevertheless, this is the most competitive the Democratic Party has been in a Senate contest in years.
Read closely, beltway insiders admire the money but seem skeptical about the odds . . .
So the Republican-turned-Democrat is barnstorming the state, hunting for other current or former Republican voters who share her view about the party's rightward turn. She held six"lawn chair chats" and a "bring back your ballot" rally this weekend to stump and take questions from voters in Trump counties - easy to find, since he won 103 out of 105 in the state.