(WICHITA, Kan.) — Tuesday night was a big night for Republicans, especially in the Kansas Legislature. The Statehouse will now see 92 Republicans occupy seats in the House.
The GOP already had a majority in Topeka going into election day. Twenty-eight of its House members were re-elected, and 64 freshmen are heading to the Capitol. Democrats, however, lost several seats. Only 33 Democrats are going to Topeka this term.
With Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican, taking over as Governor, and a stronger Republican presence in the House, lawmakers will talk about the usual topics but things could be steered further to the right now.
"People are going to have to be very patient," said Wichita State Representative Brenda Landwehr (R). "It's taken several years for it to get in the shape that it's in."