Electoral votes: 6
2004 result: Bush 62%, Kerry 37%
2000 result: Bush 58%, Gore 37%
Most recent Democratic win (1964): Johnson 54%, Goldwater 45%
African American percentage: 6.0% (national average is 12.8%)
Link to polls in Real Clear Politics
McCain has a solid lead in the polls -- as high as 23% in a pre-convention survey.
Obama has a bit of a tie to Kansas, which is his mother's home state. But that appears to be playing no role in the campaign in this socially conservative state that is not predisposed in favor of his message.
McCain seems certain to carry Kansas.