Former Kansas Governors Unite Against Brownback, Supporters

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Four former Kansas governors are lashing out at Gov. Sam Brownback over policies they say have thrown the state into a serious fiscal crisis.

A letter signed Friday by Republicans Bill Graves and Mike Hayden and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and John Carlin calls the upcoming elections the most important in Kansas history.

The letter says Kansans are starting to acknowledge that many of the wrong people are serving in state office, but adds that too many residents don’t understand the issues and will be vulnerable to misleading political campaigns.

The governors are part of the Save Kansas Coalition, which also includes more than a dozen former lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

A Brownback spokeswoman said Friday afternoon the governor hadn’t seen the letter and couldn’t comment.