Roger Marshall beats Bollier in Kansas Senate race on strength of rural vote

WASHINGTON — Kansas Republican Rep. Roger Marshall triumphed over Democrat Barbara Bollier in the state’s closest U.S. Senate race in decades.Marshall, a Great Bend OB-GYN and two-term congressman, led Bollier 52% to 43% with roughly two-thirds of precincts reporting and was declared the winner by the Associated Press around 10 p.m.Additional mail ballots will continue to trickle in through Friday, but Marshall’s lead is secure in what appears to be the state’s most closely contested Senate contest since 1974.Libertarian Jason Buckley drew 5% of the vote.The race during a global pandemic pitte…

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