Brownback reelected for governor

Attendees react to the poll results at the Jim Sherow Watch Party at the Holiday Inn on November 4, 2014. (Cassandra Nguyen | The Collegian)

Brownback reelected as governor

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback was reelected Tuesday night after Democratic challenger Paul Davis conceded the race at 11:12 p.m. Keen Umbehr, a Libertarian who also ran, never reached 10 percent of the vote.

Davis held an early lead in the race, but that lead slipped away as the night went on. Brownback’s main campaign theme was economy and taxes.

Pat Roberts wins Senate seat after Snyder endorsement

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts won the Kansas spot in the U.S. Senate in the late hours of Tuesday night. Roberts beat competitors Independent Greg Orman and Libertarian Randall Batson.

Roberts made headlines across Kansas last week after K-State football coach Bill Snyder was quoted in a political endorsement on his behalf. Roberts won with approximately 52 percent of the vote with 93 percent of precincts reporting in, according to the Associated Press.

Huelskamp wins 2nd District seat in House of Representatives

Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp has won the 1st District seat for the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republican’s primary campaign theme was domestic energy production.

Huelskamp was first elected in 2010, and is from Fowler, Kansas according to his profile on the U.S. House of Representatives website. Huelskamp won against Democratic challenger James Sherow.

Shelton grew up in the desert southwest. A native of Lancaster, California, he mostly grew up in south Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kansas and graduating from Junction City High School. He started working as a news writer for the Collegian in 2009 before taking a three-year break from college. He returned to K-State in 2013 and has since worked for the news desk, feature desk, as a copy editor and now as a sports writer. He enjoys tap dancing, writing anything possible, reading court opinions and watching Arizona Coyotes hockey.