Thompson won the city of Wichita, but Estes dominated in the surrounding rural areas. Ive heard people whose opinions I respect tell me they think it would be single digits, said Clay Barker, the executive director of the Kansas Republican Party. The pundits were talking about this wasnt a seat we were going to win, Mr. Order Reprints Todays Paper Subscribe.
An internal poll circulating among Republicans showed Estes up by only a single point as of. It took a president of the United States, the vice president, the speaker of the House, a senator coming into our state and a bunch of lies to drum up a vote. For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. I thought Laura would win, but I thought we were in for a long night, said Rep. He used his remarks to announce he would seek the seat again next year.