Some weird and very big news out of Kansas: Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor just dropped out of the race. Why? It seems that even though Taylor was getting within spitting distance of Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), who just fended off a tea party challenger in the primaries, faced a very big spoiler in the race.
Independent candidate Greg Orman, who Democrats clearly hope will be an Angus King-type Independent who would caucus with their kind in the Senate, has been polling ahead of Roberts in the race. Roberts' campaign manager is already calling the news a "corrupt bargain."
Did Democrats counter-intuitively just put Kansas in play by dropping out?