Brandon Whipple, the Democrat attacked by the Tea Party for not having children, easily defeated his opponent to win a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Days before the election, Kansans for Liberty, a Tea Party group in the Wichita area, distributed a piece of literature to houses across the district questioning how Whipple, 30, could represent families when he does not have children. Whipple and his wife, Chelsea, have been trying to conceive, according to Whipple.
Whipple, who defeated Republican opponent Rick Lindsey, 58 percent to 42 percent on Tuesday, said the literature provided a last-minute push for the couple. “What that did was fire us up more,” he told HuffPost. “It was the first piece that was offensive. It was directed to us as a team.”