KCUR Calls It For Guv Kelly

This would be a MAJOR defeat for the Kansas GOP.

We encourage readers to sort it out for themselves in the comments. 

Here's what our Kansas City Public Radio station has to say about it . . .

"Kelly’s lead made it appear by early Wednesday morning that she was poised for a second term as a moderate Democrat leading a state twice won handily by Donald Trump.

"With more than 95% of the votes tallied, Kelly had just under 50% of the vote to slightly more than 47% for the Republican. Schmidt won by wide margins in smaller rural counties, but Johnson County’s voters gave Kelly a 50,000-plus-vote edge he wasn’t able to overcome."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Laura Kelly holding off Derek Schmidt to remain a Democratic governor in Republican Kansas

TOPEKA, Kansas - Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly appeared on path toward reelection, although both she and Republican challenger Derek Schmidt left their election watch parties saying the results weren't quite clear enough to settle the race.

A less confident report . . .

Kansas governor's race remains too close to call on election night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly promised her supporters would get the chance to celebrate Wednesday, but she stopped short of declaring victory in her bid for re-election at her watch party in Topeka. Addressing supporters at her watch party shortly after midnight, Kelly said she was "very confident" once a few outstanding votes were counted that "we will win."

Developing . . .