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Brownback files for new term as Kansas governor

Associated Press - May 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Kansas delegates to the GOP National Convention say Donald Trump's decision to pick Indiana's governor as his running mate will help him with Republicans who remain wary of him.

Kansas delegates to the GOP National Convention say Donald Trump's decision to pick Indiana's governor as his running mate will help him with Republicans who remain wary of him.

Gov. Sam Brownback has filed for re-election, saying that under his watch Kansas has become a lighthouse for the nation.

Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer filled out the necessary paperwork Thursday morning to ensure that their ticket is on the Aug. 5 Republican primary ballot.

They were joined at the Statehouse event by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and Mary Jean Eisenhower, a granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower.

Dole and Mary Jean Eisenhower are the honorary leaders of Brownback’s re-election campaign.

Brownback touted cuts to income taxes aimed at creating job growth as an example of his first-term leadership.

Brownback faces a primary challenge from Wichita landscaping business owner Jennifer Winn. Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence is the only announced Democratic candidate.

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