During a four-city tour Tuesday that included a stop at Jerry Ivey Park in Salina, Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis announced Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking as his running mate.
Davis back in September officially entered the 2014 Kansas governor’s race, challenging Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Davis is the House minority leader and a Lawrence attorney.
Jill Docking was Governor Sam Brownback’s Democratic opponent for the U.S. Senate, garnering 43 percent of the vote to Brownback’s 54 percent. Docking’s husband was lieutenant governor in the 1980s.
The duo traveled the state on Tuesday in a yellow school bus. Davis tells KSAL News that the bus emphasizes that Kansas public education will be a cornerstone of their campaign.
Docking tells KSAL News that she wanted to be a part of the campaign because Davis is a person who “pulls together Democrats, Republicans, and Independents”. She added that no matter their party affiliation, “our successful governors in the past have all been able to do that”.