The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced this week that it will target Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder. So says the Kansas City Star, revealing that Democrats are so desperate they've decided to spend buckets of money in off-season to campaign against candidates who won handily in a state and a place where Republicans didn't fare all that well.
Despite facing pretty strong head winds last fall, Yoder handily defeated DCCC-funded candidate Jay Sidie by 10 points. If a double-digit deficit is the best place for the Dems to spend their money, I'd say election 2016 was worse for the liberals than I thought.
The DCCC issued a press release saying they'll hire a community organizer and run some ads against Yoder on Twitter. (Um. That will be preaching to the choir. Have you BEEN on Twitter lately? It's filled with Kansas libs liberaling and very little else, so that's an awesome use of funds.)
And then there's the very real possibility that Yoder won't seek re-election to his current role. The Governorship will be open, and rumors suggest he may be eye balling that slot.
Regardless of where Yoder decides to run, the risk of a Democrat winning the Third District is about as high as the possibility that I'll win the lottery tonight. (Full disclosure: I haven't even purchased a ticket.)
Republicans control the Presidency, the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate by greater numbers than they have in 70 years. Republicans control more Governorships and statehouses. The Red bench is deep.
Meanwhile, the Dems are setting things on fire and dressing up as genitals in public. Who could they possibly find to challenge for Yoder's seat in 2018? Paul Davis couldn't defeat Sam Brownback, and surely they've almost exhausted their supply of former union organizers who live in Mission Hills. That's the show they're planning to spend money on in Kansas. If Kansas, arguably the reddest state in the nation, is the best hope for Dems, it's game over. Write the obituary already.