TOPEKA -- The Kansas Republican Party has achieved the highest registration advantage over Democrats in Kansas history.
The old record, set in October 2004, was a Republican advantage over Democrats of 329,000. The Republican advantage is now at least 342,000, the culmination of a trend began in 2008. Currently about 782,200 Kansans are registered members of the Kansas Republican Party.
Republicans are also leading in the advanced ballot race. Yesterday 59,968 advanced ballots were mailed to Kansas Republican voters, while Democrat voters only requested 38,673. On the first day of in-person advanced voting, 1029 Republicans voted, doubling the 510 Democrats.
"We never stopped growing and improving the data-driven, grass-roots campaign system that we originally developed for the 2008 election, and, after expansive improvements, implemented in the "clean-sweep" campaign of 2010," said State Party Chair Amanda Adkins. She continued "Even Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager, agrees that the most telling numbers of an election are the registered voters, ballots requested and early votes cast."
The party says the success of the voter registration project shows the appeal of Republican ideas and sets the stage for even greater Republican election victories up and down the ballot.