Ex-Kansas lawmaker runs for governor as GOP's anti-Brownback
June 21, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas legislator who was the Republican nominee for governor in 2006 is running for the office again, seeking to appeal to GOP voters who are upset with Gov. Sam Brownback and his now-ended tax-cutting experiment.
Former state Sen. Jim Barnett, a Topeka physician, told The Associated Press in an interview that he was formally launching his campaign on Tuesday. Barnett planned to make the announcement in his hometown, followed by stops in eight other cities over two days — including Salina, Wichita and Dodge City.
Barnett said bipartisan legislative majoriti...