The mistake in this campaign was not kicking angry GOP white dudes to the curb and allowing Amanda Adkins to run her own campaign. Ms. Adkins is smart, formidable and a savvy political power player . . . Sadly, the Kansas GOP decided to dress her up like a housewife and recycle all of the same losing arguments from 2018.
No, the t-shirt ANTIFA commercial was never going to win it. Instead, the only chance here was to raise the name recognition of Ms. Adkins and count on voters to fill in the blanks.
Instead, this promising campaign didn't generate excitement and only worked to parrot tired RNC talking points half-heartedly.
You decide . . .
Sharice Davids made history two years ago as the first openly gay person to be elected to the U.S. Congress from Kansas. And now, the Native American and former MMA fighter is nearly a lock to win reelection. It shows how quickly surprises can become institutions.