President Donald Trump isn't on the Kansas ballot this year.
He won't decide Kansas tax policy. He won't decide whether the state expands Medicaid. He won't decide education funding.
But for some Republican state House candidates, Trump is lurking out there for voters who want to send a message showing their contempt for the president plan to vote Democrat straight down the ballot.
It's a factor that could decide Kansas House races, especially in more moderate districts where antipathy toward Trump is most virulent.
"I honestly think if anyone else was president, my race would . . .