Meet the candidates vying to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate

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Kansas voters on Nov. 8 have the opportunity to select the candidate they’d like to send to Washington, D.C. to represent Kansas for the next six years.


Here’s a quick guide to the candidates who want your vote in the U.S. Senate race, much of which we originally compiled ahead of the Aug. 2 primary election when six Democratic candidates were running. We’ve collected some key points from their campaign websites (where available), and we’re including links to their websites, social media and other paywall-free news coverage to learn more about them.

David C. Graham is running as a Libertarian; Mark Holland is running as a Democrat; and incumbent Jerry Moran is running for another term as a Republican.

Get all the details you need about how to cast your ballot at this link.

Meet the Libertarian candidate: David C. Graham

Brief highlights from his website:

David Graham

• “With a proven track record as a lawyer, David Graham has what it takes to fight on behalf of Kansans in DC.”
• Endorsed by the Pro-Life Libertarian Caucus for commitment to the “principles of liberty and to the defense of pre-born lives.”
• “The size of government has grown out of control and there is a huge disconnect between now and what our country’s framers intended. I shall work to reduce the overall size of government and restore control to local citizens.”
• “Our United States incarcerate citizens at a much higher rate than many other countries. Much of this has to do with non violent offenders. We need to change the way our Criminal Justice system works and give more focus to violent crime.”
• “Overseas nation building and proxy wars have left us worse off. We need to apply the lessons learned by reigning in these wars and spending with more of a defensive mindset.”



Meet the Democratic candidate: (Rev.) Mark Holland, Kansas City

Brief highlights from his website:

Mark Holland

• “I am running for US Senate in Kansas because as a father, a pastor, and a (former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas), I put people over politics.”
• “As mayor I oversaw $2.8 billion in private investment that created over 12,000 new jobs in Wyandotte County.”
• “I will serve the community by supporting real wages for workers, funding rural and urban hospitals, and our public schools.”
• “We need to defend the right of every woman to have autonomy over her body and make a decision about abortion. This basic human right should not be regulated by the government.”
• “I worked to honor my family legacy of service as pastor by serving all people outside the church and working for ordination and marriage for the LGBTQ community within our church.”


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Meet the Republican candidate: Jerry Moran, Manhattan (incumbent)

Brief highlights from his website: 

Jerry Moran

• “Throughout his entire career in public service, Jerry has used his voice and his vote to defend the unborn and protect life at all stages.”
• “Jerry worked with President Trump to build the wall at our southern border and curb illegal immigration.”
• “Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, AOC, and the radical Left are attacking our Kansas values. They want taxpayer-funded abortions, restrictions on our God-given rights, like the Second Amendment, and they want to defund the police. That’s wrong. Kansans support the right to life, religious freedom, and the United States Constitution.”
• “As a lifelong Kansan, Jerry understands the importance of our agriculture industry. That’s why he’s helped write farm bills that support our farmers, ranchers, and producers. He worked with President Trump to hold Communist China accountable for its unfair trade practices.”


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Cast your ballot in the Nov. 8 election

You can quickly request an advance ballot to be mailed to you at The last day to request a mail ballot is Nov. 1.

To see what’s on the ballot, visit this link. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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