Kansas Republicans build on supermajority


House and Senate Republicans fought off a national effort to break up their supermajority on Tuesday, opening the door to actually growing their numbers.

House Republicans emerged with 87 members after Tuesday's general election, an increase of three from where they began before the election.

Senate Republicans, meanwhile, came out of the election with the 29 members they started with while defeating Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley and picking up the seat once held by Gov. Laura Kelly when she was in the Senate.

"Kansans made a clear choice tonight, not only by electing a supermajority of Republican, freedom . . .


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