Kansas on leading edge of conservative GOP tide nationwide?

A post on the Washington Post’s blog the Fix headlined “The death of the Kansas moderate?” linked Tuesday’s apparent conservative takeover of the Kansas Senate to other events around the country, including tea party candidate Ted Cruz’s surprise win in Texas over the lieutenant governor in a primary for U.S. Senate and the recent defeats of incumbent legislators in Texas, Tennessee and Oklahoma related to guns and taxes. “It’s not just Kansas,” Curtis Ellis of the anti-incumbent Campaign for Primary Accountability told the Fix. “Clearly, Republican voters understand that state legislatures are where the action is.”