October 1, 2014
KDP CHAIR JOAN WAGNON
First I’d like to thank the court for expediting and providing a resolution to this case. The Kansas Democratic Party is grateful for dismissing this case, which was quite frankly an exercise in “political theater” as noted by Judge Franklin Theis.
Second, I would like to make a few general comments about the events and how they unfolded.
There was no reason for the Kansas Democratic Party to expect or believe that DA Taylor would not continue as a candidate. DA Taylor’s withdrawal from the race was not requested by any member of the Kansas Democratic Party Executive Committee and came as a surprise on September 3rd.