According to a poll from Monmouth University released today, Paul Davis leads Sam Brownback 50 - 45!
This is huge news.
With strong support from all Kansans - Republicans, Democrats and Independents - our hard work is continuing to pay off!
With about two weeks left in this campaign, it is critical that we keep moving forward. Sam Brownback’s false personal attacks against Paul will only increase as he sees his support slipping. He will continue to distort his record as governor in an attempt to cling to power.
Every dollar contributed, every minute volunteered and every vote cast will help ensure we hold him accountable and win on Nov. 4th.
All politicians spin. They exaggerate and make selective use of facts and data. These are tricks of the trade.
But I have never seen a public official lie as easily and as relentlessly as Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.
That sounds harsh, and it is possible that Brownback actually believes his own mythology. But much of what he has told the citizens of Kansas is flat out wrong.
Brownback has lied about the fiscal conditions he inherited. He spins a fantasy about a low-tax utopia even as his state is exhausting its budget reserves, staring at more cuts in education, and not experiencing the promised economic rebound. He has salted his administration with sycophants who tell lies of their own.
The outcome of the races for U.S. House from Kansas’ 2nd and 3rd Districts has little chance of changing the dynamic of the Republican-controlled body. Still, voters in both districts do have real choices and viable alternatives to business as usual on the ballot.
PPP’s new poll of the Sunflower State, their first since Democrat Chad Taylor announced he was dropping his bid for Senate, confirms that Kansas—Kansas!—has cemented its position as the most exciting state of the 2014 election cycle.
"We will watch closely as this legal challenge proceeds through the courts. It is premature to comment on its merits, but one thing is clear: Kansans have no use for extremist politicians like Kris Kobach who continue to put partisan politics before what is best for Kansans.
Where was Kris Kobach Wednesday afternoon anyway? Chad Taylor had been trying to reach Kris Kobach all day. Where was he? Taylor went to the Kobach’s office at 4 o’clock, and Kris Kobach was nowhere to be found. Maybe he was out trying to get people to self-deport themselves. Maybe he was out trying to suppress voters’ rights. He surely wasn’t in his office working.
Kobach ignored multiple career employees of the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office who confirmed that the letter of withdrawal submitted by Chad Taylor was sufficient to remove his name from the ballot. In fact, these employees physically removed Chad Taylor’s name from the Kansas Secretary of State’s official list of candidates.
Kris Kobach continues to ignore what is best for Kansas to do what is best for Kris Kobach. Regardless of the outcome of this legal challenge, Kansans deserve a Secretary of State whose first priority is protecting our open and free elections, not bending the rules to serve his partisan political agenda.”
Governor Sam Brownback made the largest funding cut to Kansas schools in state history and declared it a “victory” for Kansas. He pushed through a tax experiment that caused our state’s credit rating to be downgraded. Kansas job growth is lagging our neighboring states and the nation. We ranked 45th last year in new business creation. Yet Governor Brownback wants to “hit the accelerator” on his agenda. We need to go in a new direction.