Sam Brownback Reelected In Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) has withstood moderate Republicans defecting from his campaign and the anger of the state’s teacher’s union to win a second term.

Following an election that saw his Democratic opponent, Paul Davis, hold a lead for much of the year, Brownback pulled off a narrow win Tuesday night. Brownback’s victory came on the strength of the state Republican Party pulling in voters across the western and central parts of the GOP state in an effort to overcome Davis strength in the eastern half of the state.

Cheers came from the crowd at a GOP watch party in Topeka after word spread that Davis, the state House minority leader, had conceded the election.