Brownback files for new term as Kansas governor
Associated Press - May 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Some top Republican legislators in Kansas are looking to cut aid to public schools significantly to close a shortfall in the state's current budget by June 30.
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.