Kansas Democrats Are Energized Thanks To Governor Brownback
After a weekend of chaos caused by the release of new election maps, Kansas Democrats from across the state descended on the Secretary of State’s office to file their candidate paperwork.
In the end, 34 Democratic candidates filed in a total of 31 Senate districts while 106 Democratic candidates filed in 90 separate districts. Kansas Democrats are now poised to challenge for over 75% of Senate and House seats.
There's a reason why response by Kansas Democrats was so strong - Governor Sam Brownback and his regressive tax plan.
Kansas Democrats are more energized this year than any year in recent memory and are lining up across the state to return common sense to the Capitol.
I spoke with dozens of candidates this past weekend and all of our conversations returned to the question of how do we restore the right priorities to our government. Kansas Democratic candidates were concerned about three issues:
- Getting Kansans back to work
- Creating a tax system that works for Kansas families
- Providing a quality education to all Kansas students
Though Governor Brownback is not on the ballot in 2012, electing Kansas Democrats will send the message to our governor that his Washington-style politics of gridlock and partisanship have no place in Topeka.
That's why the KDP will be working nonstop from now until November to make sure Kansas voters know they have great candidates that will bring change to our Capitol.
Thank you for your support and I'll see you on the campaign trail.
Kansas Democratic Party