Republican Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes defeated Democrat James Thompson and Libertarian Chris Rockhold Tuesday night to keep the state’s 4th congressional district in GOP hands.
Estes won the special election race to replace former Rep. Mike Pompeo, who took over as CIA director in January. His margin of victory was just 6.8 points.
In recent days, Estes was buoyed by support from high-profile Republicans in a last-minute push. President Trump and Vice President Pence both recorded robocalls on Estes’ behalf, while Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, campaigned with the GOP nominee at a rally on Monday. Cruz is popular among state Republicans and won the Kansas caucuses last March.
Trump also sent out a tweet calling on supporters to back Estes in the Tuesday election.