Kansas Guv Kelly Dodges Abortion Issue Amid Reelection Fight

The progressive brain trust inside the beltway seems to think it's a good idea to avoid a major issue that's polarizing the entire nation.

Meanwhile . . .

More progressive voters believe that campaigning on abortion access might help mobilize women voters who have already shocked & beaten GOP-friendly efforts to crackdown on this controversial medical procedure in a historic ballot issue upset.

Here's the word . . .

"Governor Kelly, who polls show is in a dead heat with her Republican challenger, state Attorney General Derek Schmidt, has instead focused almost exclusively on the economy, tax cuts and education.

"Experts and Democrats say the effort could be key to the vulnerable incumbent prevailing in the overwhelmingly red state.

"That’s because the path to victory for Kelly, who presides over a state in which registered Republicans outnumber registered Democrats nearly two to one (Republicans make up 44% of registered voters, Democrats comprise 26%, while unaffiliated voters constitute 29%), relies almost entirely on her ability to appeal to Republican voters, with whom a prominent pro-abortion rights message wouldn’t largely resonate."

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly sidesteps abortion in tough re-election battle

When Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment that would have removed language enshrining reproductive rights in their state, Democrats across the country pounced even harder on the issue as a flash point they said would drive huge turnout following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.