A lack of a front-runner candidate for governor isn’t stopping the Kansas Democratic Party from attacking the Republican gubernatorial candidate Senator Sam Brownback. In a press release Wednesday, the party called out Brownback on his history of support for higher taxes.
“On five occasion in 2009 and 2010, Sam Brownback and his obstructionist partisan allies called for lower taxes then voted for higher taxes,” said Kenny Johnston, Executive Director of the Kansas Democratic Party, “Democrats overcame the obstruction of Republicans like Sam Brownback to deliver tax cuts and credits for working families and small businesses. These kind of partisan games have created the gridlock that defines Brownback’s career in Washington, and Kansans can’t afford to let him bring Washington’s problems to the Governor’s office.”
The party’s message is simple- keep Brownback out of Topeka. But its solution isn’t quite as clear. The party has no heavyweight candidate- in fact its most popular option is already serving as governor and has publically stated, multiple times, that he’s not seeking re-election- but that isn’t stopping it from going after Republican candidates and ideals.