WICHITA, Kan. -- The governor's race would not normally draw a great deal of attention when you're talking about an incumbent republican governor in a very red state. But this year may be different.
Jennifer Winn is a Wichita woman who is running against governor Brownback on the republican primary ballot. And while a win by Winn would be a huge upset, the businesswoman doesn't see it that way.
A sitting governor has not lost a primary in Kansas since 1956 but don't tell that to Jennifer Winn.
The company she founded, Landscapes Incorporated, does $2.5 million in annual sales. And she's using that same determination while building her company in running a campaign without big time corporate donors.
'Hard work, hard work, communication", said Winn. "Talking and listening to what the actual taxpayers have to say."
Winn says she also is for medicinal marijuana but says more study is needed before she can support legalized recreational marijuana use.
"I would bring in revenue from things such as industrial hemp that is an untapped source that would create tens of thousands of jobs right here in Kansas", Winn said.
Winn says the Brownback economic plan is not working. She said too much of the tax cuts went to the wealthy. and there's too much big money in politics.
"I think they've become so focused on their agendas and their corporate agendas that back them, that they've become completely disconnected from the taxpayers", Winn said.
Winn said the state needs to seriously re-evaluate the war on drugs that puts people in prison for non violent offenses.
Jennifer Winn says if she can get dissatisfied republicans and those on the fence to turn out and vote on primary election day, she believes she has a real shot at doing what many thought was impossible, defeating governor Sam Brownback's re-election bid.