Paul Davis http://kmuw.org en Current & Former Kansas GOP Officials Endorse Davis http://kmuw.org/post/current-former-kansas-gop-officials-endorse-davis <p></p><p>More than 100 current and former Republican office holders endorsed Democrat Paul Davis for governor on Tuesday in Topeka.</p><p>Dick Bond is a former president of the Kansas Senate from Overland Park. He says he’ll always be a Republican, but he also says cuts to public education and Governor Sam Brownback’s tax cuts have the state headed in the wrong direction.</p><p>"The decision to endorse a democratic candidate for governor is a big step for every one of us," he says. "A major departure from our Republican roots. We do not make this decision lightly."</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:59:18 +0000 Jim McLean 37554 at http://kmuw.org Current & Former Kansas GOP Officials Endorse Davis Brownback, Santorum Greeted By Protesters In Visit To Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-santorum-greeted-protesters-visit-wichita <p></p><p>The Kansas gubernatorial race is in full swing—incumbent Sam Brownback took his campaign to a movie theater in east Wichita Monday afternoon. Joining him was former presidential hopeful and Republican senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum. Greeting them were teachers protesting an education bill signed into law in April. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:56:58 +0000 Sean Sandefur 37466 at http://kmuw.org Brownback, Santorum Greeted By Protesters In Visit To Wichita Paul Davis Announces Economic Advisors, Plan For Job Growth http://kmuw.org/post/paul-davis-announces-economic-advisors-plan-job-growth <p></p><p>During stops in Kansas City and Wichita on Monday, gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis announced new advisors to his campaign, as well as ideas for fixing Kansas’ lagging economy.</p><p></p><p>After visiting an elementary school in Kansas City, Paul Davis made his way to the Wichita Area Technical College. Here, he introduced two former Kansas Lieutenant Governors as his economic advisors: Republican Gary Sherrer and Democrat John Moore. Sherrer, a lifelong Conservative, said that despite his affiliation, he supports the ideas coming from Davis and running mate Jill Docking.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:20:47 +0000 Sean Sandefur 36766 at http://kmuw.org Paul Davis Announces Economic Advisors, Plan For Job Growth Paul Davis Cites High Property Taxes In Wichita Visit http://kmuw.org/post/paul-davis-cites-high-property-taxes-wichita-visit <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Democrat Paul Davis, currently a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, is running against Gov. Sam Brownback in the upcoming November elections, Davis visited Wichita on Monday, KMUW’s Sean Sandefur has more…</p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Sandefur 34349 at http://kmuw.org Paul Davis Cites High Property Taxes In Wichita Visit 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 Paul Davis Names Jill Docking As Running Mate http://kmuw.org/post/paul-davis-names-jill-docking-running-mate <p>Democratic lawmaker Paul Davis has named Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking as his running mate in his bid for governor.<br /><br />In 1996, Docking ran unsuccessfully against current Gov.&nbsp;Brownback for a U.S. Senate seat.<br /><br />At a rally in Topeka Tuesday, Docking said her decision to run for lieutenant governor has nothing to do with past political races.<br /><br />She says reckless tax policies and cuts to public education are threatening Kansas' future.<br /> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:35:42 +0000 Stephen Koranda 25239 at http://kmuw.org Davis Launches Kansas Gubernatorial Bus Tour http://kmuw.org/post/davis-launches-kansas-gubernatorial-bus-tour <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis is launching a four-city bus tour across Kansas to make a campaign announcement.<br /><br />Davis is currently the Kansas House minority leader. He's seeking his party's nomination for the right to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback next November.<br /><br />The Lawrence Democrat will begin his tour Tuesday in Prairie Village, followed by stops at a high school in Topeka and at parks in Salina and Wichita.<br /> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:04:40 +0000 Associated Press 25188 at http://kmuw.org Sebelius To Stump For Possible Kan. Governor Candidate http://kmuw.org/post/sebelius-stump-possible-kan-governor-candidate <p>Former Democratic Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius will return to the state later this week. The visit is connected to an event being held for a statehouse politician who's weighing a run for the governor's office. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:09:44 +0000 Stephen Koranda 23529 at http://kmuw.org Governor Chooses His Chief Counsel for Appeals Court Seat http://kmuw.org/post/governor-chooses-his-chief-counsel-appeals-court-seat <p>Gov. Sam Brownback has selected his office's top attorney, Caleb Stegall, as the nominee for an open seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Brownback calls him the most qualified candidate for the job.<br><br>“His depth of knowledge across the broad spectrum of legal topics continues to impress me and others around this building. I’ve never known an attorney who can provide such excellent counsel on so many topics," said Brownback.<br><br>But the top Democrat in the House, Paul Davis from Lawrence, says the selection means that Brownback picked a friend for the job.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:39:28 +0000 Stephen Koranda 22201 at http://kmuw.org Governor Chooses His Chief Counsel for Appeals Court Seat Democratic Leader Forms Gubernatorial Campaign Committee http://kmuw.org/post/democratic-leader-forms-gubernatorial-campaign-committee <p></p><p>Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis has formed a campaign committee for a potential run for the Democratic nomination for governor next year. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 23:03:51 +0000 Associated Press 21667 at http://kmuw.org