KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of Republicans gathered in Kansas City this weekend and strategized for upcoming elections. The head of the Kansas Republican Party spoke at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference yesterday (SAT), vowing to deliver "a knockout punch" to Democrats in future elections. Arnold touted what he calls the "clean sweep campaign" intended to bolster the Republicans already commanding majorities in Kansas. The GOP already controls the statewide offices at the top of the ballot. Arnold also boasted of holding 92 of the 125 state House seats, 32 of the 40 state Senate seats and 82 percent of all county offices.
Meanwhile, Republicans at the conference appear divided about whether the U.S. should get involved in a conflict in Syria. Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum told the hundreds of Republicans meeting in Kansas City on Saturday that the U.S. has "an obligation to engage" in Syria. But Santorum didn't outline a specific action that should be taken in response to the August 21st chemical weapons attack in Syria.