David Kensinger http://kmuw.org en Gov. Brownback Would Cooperate With FBI If There Were An Investigation http://kmuw.org/post/gov-brownback-would-cooperate-fbi-if-there-were-investigation <p>Governor Sam Brownback says that he will talk with the FBI if contacted about an investigation into allegations about the way contracts to operate Kansas’ Medicaid program were awarded.</p><p>Governor Brownback says he’s directed state employees to cooperate fully if they are contacted by the FBI.</p><p>Several news outlets have reported the existence of an FBI probe into the activities of Brownback confidante David Kensinger and his Topeka firm, Parallel Strategies, which he and two former Brownback staffers formed last year.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:53:38 +0000 Associated Press 34111 at http://kmuw.org Gov. Brownback's Former Chief Of Staff Maybe Involved In FBI Probe http://kmuw.org/post/gov-brownbacks-former-chief-staff-maybe-involved-fbi-probe <p>The FBI is examining whether Governor Sam Brownback’s former chief of staff and a lobbying and consulting firm he helped found are trading on their ties to the governor to benefit themselves and others financially.</p><p>A person familiar with the inquiry told The Associated Press the FBI has been looking for several months into the activities of Brownback's confidante David Kensinger and his Topeka firm, Parallel Strategies. Kensinger and two former Brownback staffers formed last year.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:04:21 +0000 Associated Press 33721 at http://kmuw.org Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer Loaned $500K To Gov. Brownback's Re-election Campaign http://kmuw.org/post/lt-gov-jeff-colyer-loaned-500k-gov-brownbacks-re-election-campaign <p>Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer loaned $500,000 to Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign at the end of 2013.</p><p>Financial disclosure reports submitted to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission by the Brownback campaign revealed the last-minute loan from Colyer, Brownback's Republican running-mate. The contribution pushed the governor's total receipts for the year to $1.6 million.</p><p>Brownback's Democratic challenger Paul Davis had $1 million in total receipts for the year.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:47:01 +0000 Associated Press 28837 at http://kmuw.org Davis Raises $1M For Gov. Race http://kmuw.org/post/davis-raises-1m-gov-race <p>Democrat Paul Davis raised a little more than $1 million in cash contributions in less than five months for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sam Brownback in the Kansas governor's race.</p><p>Davis' campaign also reported Wednesday that it ended 2013 with almost $771,000 in his campaign treasury. Davis is the Kansas House minority leader and launched his campaign in early August.</p><p>His campaign described the fundraising as unprecedented for a challenger.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:42:40 +0000 Associated Press 28664 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Raised $1.6M In 2013 For Re-Election http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-raised-16m-2013-re-election <p>A close ally of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the Republican raised more than $1.6 million in cash contributions last year for his re-election campaign. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:38:42 +0000 Associated Press 28619 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Expected To Seek Second Term http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-expected-seek-second-term <p></p><p>A top political supporter confirms that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will seek a second term next year. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:03:18 +0000 Associated Press 19278 at http://kmuw.org