The Associated Press called the U.S. senate race in Kansas. Rep. Roger Marshall won Sen. Pat Roberts seat after Roberts decided to retire this year.
Republican Marshall ran against Democratic nominee Dr. Barbara Bollier in the typically red state. If elected, Bollier would have been the first Democratic senator in Kansas since 1932.
Bollier conceded late Tuesday evening.
I just called Roger Marshall to congratulate him. It’s not the outcome we hoped for, but it’s my patriotic duty to accept it.
My heart is full of love & gratitude for our supporters. I won’t let disappointment overshadow what we’ve accomplished. Please keep working.
— Dr. Barbara Bollier (@BarbaraBollier) November 4, 2020
The race was tight, and Marshall had 53 percent of the votes with 95 precincts reporting.
Libertarian Jason Buckley also ran for the senate seat and had 5 percent of the votes.