Anger over school closures and funding woes has added to Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election troubles
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.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s refusal to remove Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor from the ballot came under harsh scrutiny Tuesday from the Kansas Supreme Court, with some of the justices openly wondering whether the Republican official was arbitrarily applying the law. At stake is whether Taylor, who attempted to withdraw earlier this month, will have his name appear on the ballot in November. That decision could swing the race between independent candidate Greg Orman and Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts — which could in turn decide which party controls the Senate next year.
In the midst of his campaign against Democrat Paul Davis, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is using a phony scare tactic when it comes to rural schools.
"Gov. Sam Brownback has tried to brush away the increasingly clear prospect that his Kansas tax experiment is failing by saying that it will just take time for his idea to start working. He has compared it with surgery: Deep cuts in income taxes require a period of healing. But the procedure seems to show signs of lingering infection."
Kansas Democrats were busy at this year’s Demofest. In addition to a great rally supporting our Kansas teachers, caucus meetings, and a banquet headlined by Paul Davis, Kansas Dems adopted a new state party platform focusing on Kansas education, working to brings jobs back to Kansas, and ensuring that all Kansans are treated with dignity and respect.
Paul Davis is a leader with a proven record of working across party lines to get things done for hardworking Kansas taxpayers. As Governor, Paul will work to end infighting and partisan gridlock in the State Capitol. He believes that by setting aside party differences and bringing people together, we can strengthen the economy, create jobs, and ensure that our children have access to a world class education.
Kansas has long had a tradition of strong public schools.
From the early beginnings in one room schoolhouses, to the award winning schools in neighborhoods across the state, Kansans take pride in our institutions.
That’s why Sam Brownback’s attack on our schools are so troubling. The largest single cut to our schools in state history, attacks our educators and misleading Kansans on his record of failed policies goes against everything we stand for.
A KSN News/SurveyUSA poll earlier this week showed independent Greg Orman, a venture capitalist, leading Mr. Roberts by a point after Democrat Chad Taylor dropped out of the race last week. Democratic leaders prodded Mr. Taylor to bow out to clear the field for Mr. Orman, who has surged in the polls and has a better shot of beating Mr. Roberts mano a mano.