Marshall wins Kansas Senate race

Marshall wins Kansas Senate race
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Rep. Roger MarshallRoger W. MarshallGOP senators seek to block dishonorable discharges for unvaccinated troops Kansas approves using M in federal funds to increase nurses' pay Photos of the Week: Infrastructure vote, India floods and a bear MORE (R.) is projected to win his bid for the Senate in Kansas on Tuesday and is set to replace retiring Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsBob Dole, Pat Roberts endorse Kansas AG Derek Schmidt for governor Ex-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Senate GOP faces retirement brain drain MORE (R-Kan.). 

The Associated Press called the race at 10:57 p.m. EST.

Marshall beat Democrat Barbara Bollier, a Kansas state senator, former state representative and doctor. Marshall, a former OB/GYN who served in the Army Reserves, was first elected to Congress in 2016.

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Marshall ran on an anti-abortion platform and is a Trump loyalist who has voted with the president 98 percent of the time. Trump won Kansas by more than 20 percentage points in 2016.

In the House, Marshall served on the Agriculture Committee and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He received notable endorsements for his Senate race from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas for Life, National Right to Life. 

He replaces Roberts who had served in the Senate since 1997 and announced his retirement in January 2019.