Democrat Davis files for Kansas governor's race

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — House Minority Leader Paul Davis has officially entered the race to challenge Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as the Republican seeks a second term.

Davis, a Lawrence Democrat and attorney, filed the paperwork Thursday morning with the secretary of state's office. He was joined by running mate Jill Docking, a Wichita businesswoman.

The duo are expected to be the only Democratic candidates to file for the governor's race. The filing deadline is Monday.

Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer filed for re-election earlier this month. The campaign didn't immediately respond to requests for comments about Davis' filing Thursday.

Brownback faces a primary challenge from Wichita landscaping business owner Jennifer Winn, who has already filed for the race.

Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt was also expected to file for re-election Thursday.

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