Not only did Republicans fare well, nationally, during the 2010 General Election in November, but they also scored big in Kansas.

Not only did Republicans fare well, nationally, during the 2010 General Election in November, but they also scored big in Kansas.

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback scored a big victory over state Sen. Tom Holland to win the Kansas gubernatorial race.

The GOP also swept through other major elected official races with state Sen. Derek Schmidt defeating incumbent Democrat Steve Six for attorney general, Sedgwick County Treasurer Ron Estes also defeated incumbent Democrat Dennis McKinney for State Treasurer and Republican challenger Kris Kobach knocked out Democrat Chris Biggs for Secretary of State.

Republicans also swept Kansas national races with U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran winning the Senate seat vacated by Brownback. U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins turned back a challenge from Democrat Cheryl Hudspeth of Girard to win re-election.

Locally, Republican newcomer Terry Calloway scored an upset after defeating incumbent Democrat Julie Menghini for Pittsburg’s state House seat.

Despite the Republican wave, Democrat state Reps. Bob Grant, of Cherokee, and Doug Gatewood, of Columbus, both won re-election. Gatewood turned back a recount challenge from Republican Michael Houser in the 1st District House race to win by 79 votes.