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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Davis talks Governor's race

  • “It does not even remotely have to be this way,” House Minority Leader Paul Davis says at a meet and greet at Dodge City Public Library on Saturday. “We have an opportunity to get Kansas back on track.”

    Davis spoke to more than two dozen members of the community at the meet and greet, talking about his policies and his upcoming race against incumbent Governor Sam Brownback in 2014.
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  • “It does not even remotely have to be this way,” House Minority Leader Paul Davis says at a meet and greet at Dodge City Public Library on Saturday. “We have an opportunity to get Kansas back on track.” Davis spoke to more than two dozen members of the community at the meet and greet, talking about his policies and his upcoming race against incumbent Governor Sam Brownback in 2014. High on Davis' agenda are educational policies. Davis, himself the son of educators, said that Brownback had taken measures to hurt the Kansas school system, including cuts to educational spending. “I understand that strong public schools are the foundation of a strong economy,” he said. He also said that Brownback's policies have resulted in increased fees and other financial burdens, making it so that Kansans are paying more while earning less. “The cost of merely being a Kansan is going up,” he said. At the same time, he touted his own abilities of bipartisanship, citing his own experience reaching across the isle. “I want to bring a renewed spirit of bipartisanship to state government,” he said. As for the Governor's race, Davis said that he remains optimistic, despite the fact that he is running in a heavily Republican state. “We've had a lot of Republicans that are dissatisfied and are looking to support me,” he said. On a more national level, Davis said he would urge the federal government to continue to deal with the issue of undocumented workers. Though the Governor's involvement with national matters is limited, when it came to the Affordable Care Act he said that Brownback made a crucial mistake with regards to the federal exchange.
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