Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Dr. Barbara Bollier’s (D. KS) U.S. Senate campaign:
If you’re committed to taking back the Senate next year, I need you to pay attention to Kansas.
Yes, Kansas. The Sunflower State hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1939, but with Dr. Barbara Bollier in the race, I believe we have a real shot of winning this open Senate seat. Let me tell you why:
- Barbara’s a state senator and retired physician known for working across party lines to get things done. She’s a fierce advocate for protecting health care, public schools, and affordable childcare.
- Kansas saw HUGE Democratic gains in 2018. Democrat Laura Kelly won the governor’s race by five points, and Rep. Sharice Davids became the first Democrat to win a Kansas congressional district in a decade.
- Barbara’s likely opponent is Kris Kobach—Kansas’ former Secretary of State who made a name for himself as an anti-immigration hardliner who peddled “birther” conspiracy theories about President Obama. He’s way too extreme for Kansas; in fact, he lost the Kansas governor’s race to Gov. Kelly in 2018.
As Barbara likes to say, your money goes a long way in Kansas. A donation of $15 or $30 will help Barbara build a strong ground game and keep ads on the air—ensuring she can win.