More than 100 Republicans endorse Davis for governor

By: KAKE News - Email
By: KAKE News - Email

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, Paul Davis, is getting support from a large group of Republicans.

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The group, Republicans for Kansas Values, includes 104 Republicans who currently serve or served in public office from the federal to local level. They held a public event in Topeka Tuesday morning to endorse Paul Davis for governor and Jill Docking for lt. governor.

They pointed out Governor Brownback's "experimental tax plan, severe cuts to schools and fiscally irresponsible budgeting" as reasons for their endorsement decision.

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and and other Republicans are endorsing the presumed Democratic nominee for governor. The list of founding members also includes three former Kansas Senate presidents and three former state House speakers, as well as former Congresswoman Jan Meyers.

“This election should not be about electing a Republican or a Democrat as Governor. It must be about electing a moderate, commonsense Kansan as governor,” said Dick Bond, former state Senate President. “I have been a Republican all my life and don’t intend to change. But I am proud today to support Paul Davis and Jill Docking for Kansas’ sake.”

The Kansas GOP quickly responded on Twitter:

They also responded with a tweet noting that Kansas has more than 700,000 Republicans.

The full list of Republicans in the group can be seen by
clicking here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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