Shannon Vavra Apr 12, 2017
Dems' upset bid in Kansas special election falls short
Republican Ron Estes won a special election for a typically safe Republican seat in Kansas' 4th District, and will replace CIA Director Mike Pompeo in the House.
Why it matters:
- This is the first Congressional election since Trump took office and sets the stage for what could be an even tighter race next week in Georgia.
- The surprisingly close race had Republicans nervous: Estes led by a 53/46 margin with 99% reporting, but Trump won the district by 27 points and Republicans have held it since 1994.