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Democratic nominee for KS governor launches attacks on Kobach

August 15, 2018 - 4:04 am
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Democratic nominee for Kansas governor Laura Kelly is launching attacks against Republican opponent Kris Kobach now that Gov. Jeff Colyer has conceded the GOP nomination to him.

Kelly said on Tuesday evening that Kansas families suffered under former Gov. Sam Brownback, who left office earlier this year for a position in President Donald Trump's administration. The state senator from Topeka slammed Kobach for his pledge to return to what she called Brownback's failed policies and Kobach's extreme partisanship and self-promotion.

Kobach, currently the secretary of state, is promising to push for lower income and sales tax rates and tighter controls on local property taxes a year after bipartisan supermajorities in the state Legislature rolled back past income tax cuts championed by Brownback.

Kelly said she would push for strong schools, good jobs, balanced budgets and steady leadership.

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