Rep. Boyda Achieves Victory in Kansas’ 2nd District Out of Nowhere

Posted January 23, 2007 at 1:00am

The following article, by CQPolitics.com’s Lydia Gensheimer, profiles one of the upset winners who helped boost the Democrats to a House majority in the current 110th Congress: Nancy Boyda, who took 51 percent of the vote to unseat five-term Republican Rep. Jim Ryun in Kansas’ 2nd District.
The story is the latest in an occasional series about Democratic House freshmen from politically competitive districts, what they are doing to steel themselves against future Republican challenges and what the GOP is planning as the party tries to reclaim at least some of these seats in the next national campaign.
What’s the Middle in Kansas?
GOP Takes Aim.