As hundreds of Kansans poured into meeting rooms across the state to voice their opinions about redrawing election lines, a couple dark-money groups quietly watched it play out as they gear up for the redistricting fight ahead.
While Kansans turned out in varying degrees for 14 hearings - many with the same or similar talking points - Democratic and Republican dark-money groups maneuvered out of public view.
While so-called dark-money groups generally play a pivotal role in elections, they will be working behind the scenes as lawmakers in Kansas and nationally draw the election boundaries that decide power . . .