Briefly noted: Conservative challengers oust two moderate JoCo Republican reps

The Kansas House of Representatives.

First term Johnson County moderate Republicans lose primaries. Patty Markley and Joy Koesten, moderate Republicans elected to the state House representing Blue Valley area districts in 2016, lost their primary bids for reelection last night to more conservative challengers. It was part of a wave of conservative “snapback” Tuesday to recent moderate Republican gains in the statehouse. University of Kansas political science professor Patrick Miller’s analysis suggests that moderate Republicans could see a loss of six seats next session as a result of this election cycle.