Chad Taylor, the Democratic nominee in the race for Senate in Kansas, dropped out of the race Thursday, giving the independent candidate Greg Orman a better chance of unseating Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.). If the Democrats were to take the Kansas seat, it would improve their chances of holding on to the Senate.
With Taylor out of the race, the Democrats will most likely rally and support Orman, who has the option to caucus with both parties if elected. In an interview with the Washington Post last week, Orman suggested he would side with whichever party is in the majority.
Taylor dropped out of the race Thursday when he submitted a letter to the Kansas secretary of state's office. Taylor had raised little money and failed to gain traction in the race.
In an exclusive interview with the Wichita Eagle, Taylor said he would "continue work in their best interest," referring to the people of Kansas. "I have great love for the state of Kansas and the people that live here," he said in the interview.