[Ed. – Democrats put major effort into flipping this seat. Estes was by all reports an unimpressive candidate, but he got the job done. All the MSM outlets are calling the race “tight”; however, it’s been called with Estes up 52-46%. When the MSM aren’t trying to paint a bleak picture for Trump, that isn’t considered a close race, especially for a newcomer.]
Republican Ron Estes has won the special election for the U.S. House seat in the 4th congressional district of Kansas, according to The Associated Press.
In this conservative, rural district, which President Donald Trump won by nearly 30 percentage points in November, anxious Republicans needed to make a frantic push in the campaign’s final days, calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to send a fundraising request and asking both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to record robocalls to help get out the vote. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made a visit to the district Monday.
Despite the very conservative district and the last-minute GOP star power, Estes leads by only a 52-46 percent margin at this hour, with 88 percent of precincts reporting — far smaller than the lead Trump and former Rep. Mike Pompeo, who is now Trump’s CIA director, had in the 2016 election.