Stafford County: Estes received 576 votes (73 percent), Thompson received 203 votes (26 percent), and Rockhold received 16 votes (2 percent).
While the Kansas result suggested some blowback against Trump, another important factor was anger with the state's unpopular Republican governor Sam Brownback.
Approval of the job that lawmakers are doing in Congress dropped this month following the GOP's failure to repeal Obamacare, according to the latest numbers from Gallup. "And we've shown that this district is not just competitive but that we can win it", Thompson said.
All those GOP calls prompted Charlene Health, a 52-year-old homemaker and Republican in Belle Plaine, to cast a ballot for Estes. And these results especially can't be wielded as proof of national hatred brewing against President Trump and his administration. The president joined the effort for Estes through social media and get-out-the-vote calls. His campaign announced Monday that it hit 20,000 in total donors, with most people giving small-dollar contributions. Just days before the election, his campaign spokesman said they received financial support from more than 8,500 people.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Campaign Committee has not spent money to help Thompson at all - and the Kansas State Democratic Party rejected his requests for funding mailers.
Estes was first elected state treasurer in 2010. The race pits one young, Democratic favorite - Jon Ossoff - against a number of viable Republican candidates, one of whom has a background in the GOP establishment, and another of whom seems to have captured the support of voters more in the Trump mold.
But Lake said the Kansas race shows more broadly how Republicans running textbook campaigns in seemingly safe districts have good reason to be antsy. "The Democratic base is fully mobilized and unlikely to be defused", said one Republican House member who wanted to speak under anonymity.
"It's only 100 days, in which we've done a tremendous amount, so I think the 6th could gain a lot from a person like myself as a Congressman who has that great relationship", LeVell told VOA. "We'll come back in 2018 stronger and be able to win it". Apparently, many of those who bothered to vote were Democrats mad at Donald Trump.
Four-term U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-Indian Land, resigned the 5th District seat in February to become Trump's budget director.
State Treasurer Ron Estes on Tuesday defeated Democratic challenger and prominent civil rights attorney James Thompson 53 percent to 46 percent.
Trump won Kansas' fourth district by 27 points in November.
"I would not say this is any kind of referendum on Donald Trump", Kansas Republican Party chairman Kelly Arnold said pre-election.
All of which leads us to conclude that there are national factors that spurred Thompson's surprisingly close loss.
Democrats in Washington - at the Democratic National Committee and the DCCC, which is House Democrats' campaign arm - flatly reject the charge that they did anything wrong in Kansas, arguing that involvement from the national party would have been counterproductive and an unwise use of scarce resources.style="text-align: center;"