It's no longer earth-shattering news, but the Republican brand continues to suffer, a victim of the incompetent and arrogant Bush Administration.
As evidence, we present this piece from the Kansas City Star, which found dissatisfaction even in the very Red State of Kansas, where Bush loyalist Sen. Pat Roberts is facing a challenge:
Kansas hasn't elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since the Great Depression.
Through 13 presidents and five wars, Republicans have held its two seats for 76 unbroken years -- the longest streak in the nation.
But today's political climate could weaken their grip.
"The Republican brand is really bad in many parts of the country, with Kansas being better than many, but still not good," said Scott Bensing, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "It's not a top-tier race, but it's one of those where, should Democrats come into a bunch of money, it'd be a race."