Retiring state Rep. Ray Cox, R-Bonner Springs, told the Lawrence Journal-World that he couldn't stand the idea of the nominated Republican candidate -- ultra-conservative Owen Donohoe -- winning his old seat.
"You don't run the state on a few little social issues," Cox told the newspaper.
The Republican candidate Donohoe defeated in the primary, Quentin Brewer, is also endorsing Democrat Corey Mohn for the seat. The Journal-World reports:
Cox and Brewer said they endorsed Mohn because he works harder than Donohoe and is less partisan.The Journal-World goes on to quote University of Kansas political science professor Burdett Loomis as noting that this election might create a "new political landscape."