Judging by the Kansas City Star's new report on the state of play in the 2nd Congressional District, Republicans are legit freaked out about their chances of holding the seat—as well they should be. Using words like "panic" and "anxiety" to describe the GOP's weak field of candidates, especially compared to presumptive Democratic nominee Paul Davis, the paper relays this truly sad spectacle:
"If the election were held today, (there's) a 70 percent chance Davis gets elected,” Mike Stieben, co-chair of Kansans For Life’s political action committee, told the crowd at a convention prayer breakfast.
He passed an empty KFC bucket around the room, urging people to drop in donations so his anti-abortion group could start campaigning in the district.
Wouldn't the cash be all, like, greasy afterwards? Ick. The article goes on to note that Davis has far outraised every GOP candidate, despite the fact that this district voted for Trump by an imposing 56-37 margin. Quotes from the Congressional Leadership Fund and the state GOP chair also sound various levels of alarm, and one anonymous Republican consultant even suggested that this is "maybe the weakest field in a Republican seat that you will ever find." Challenge accepted!