A significant number of Republicans support Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Barbara Bollier. They wrongly believe she will bring moderate bipartisanship to Washington. There are two undesirable, but realistic outcomes if Bollier is elected that Republicans should consider before voting for her.


First, her election might cause a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. This would make Chuck Schumer majority leader and Democrats would chair all committees. Not moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin, Doug Jones or Barbara Bollier, but liberal Democrats like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy. I would include Kamala Harris on that list, but in this scenario she would likely be Vice President casting the 51st and tie breaking vote giving Democrats the majority thanks to Kansas sending a Democrat to the Senate.


The second undesirable possibility would be Barbara Bollier wins, but Republicans hold the Senate majority. In that event, Kansas will have rejected a Republican in good standing with the majority leadership, in favor of a freshman moderate Democrat, who would be the most junior member of the minority wing of the minority party, making her arguably the least influential of all 100 senators. Kansas would effectively have only one senator.


I am voting for Roger Marshall because America is best served by a Republican Senate and Kansas will be best served by Roger Marshall.


Andrew Evans, Dodge City