The RINOs are the 3rd party in Kansas. I don't think there's been a non-RINO Governor elected since Bill Avery in 1964 (still going strong at 94 !). For a long time, the Democrats elected Governor were more Conservative than the RINOs (and even then the regular Republicans !). Sebelius is probably the first National 'Rat ever elected.
I know that state House Speaker Doug Mays is running. What's wrong with him? Is he a RINO poor candidate, or is it something else?
Moderates (read bigger libs than Dims) keep seeing to it that their star RINOs lose in primaries with conservatives, then they back the DemocRAT, whomever he or she is. I mean back with $$$$$ and voters (even non-existent or dead ones.)