In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 file photograph, Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Tim Owens, standing to the right, an Overland Park Republican, debates Sen. Terry Bruce, standing to the left, a Hutchinson Republican, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Frustrated by their inability to achieve some policy goals, conservatives in Republican states are turning against moderate members of their own party, trying to drive them out of state legislatures to clear the way for reshaping government across a wide swath of mid-America controlled by the GOP. Moderate GOP incumbent Sen. Tim Owens, one of the targets. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 file photograph, Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Tim Owens, standing to the right, an Overland Park Republican, debates Sen. Terry Bruce, standing to the left, a Hutchinson Republican, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Frustrated by their inability to achieve some policy goals, conservatives in Republican states are turning against moderate members of their own party, trying to drive them out of state legislatures to clear the way for reshaping government across a wide swath of mid-America controlled by the GOP. Moderate GOP incumbent Sen. Tim Owens, one of the targets. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 file photograph, Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Tim Owens, standing to the right, an Overland Park Republican, debates Sen. Terry Bruce, standing to the left, a Hutchinson Republican, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Frustrated by their inability to achieve some policy goals, conservatives in Republican states are turning against moderate members of their own party, trying to drive them out of state legislatures to clear the way for reshaping government across a wide swath of mid-America controlled by the GOP. Moderate GOP incumbent Sen. Tim Owens, one of the targets. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
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