Rep. Marshall's primary win in Kansas buoys GOP Senate hopes

August 06, 2020 - 6:10 pm

Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP


Republicans are hopeful about keeping an open Senate seat in Kansas after Rep. Roger Marshall won the party’s nomination. They viewed Marshall on Wednesday as well-positioned to take on Barbara Bollier, a former Republican turned Democrat. 

Marshall’s first tasks were refilling his campaign treasury and rebuilding Republican unity after an often-bitter primary campaign. Marshall defeated former Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the primary. 

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He's confident he can unite Republicans quickly against to defeat Bollier. But she says she's beginning the contest with $4.5 million in cash, while he said he had $600,000 left when the primary polls closed.  

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