Kansas lawmaker Jim Ward announces gubernatorial run
August 20, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A top Democratic legislator, House Minority Leader Jim Ward, announced Saturday that he is joining a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Ward, an attorney from Wichita, has been an outspoken opponent of Brownback's agenda, particularly tax cuts pushed by the governor. He called Brownback an "obstructionist" over legislative efforts to fix the state's financial crisis. During the last session, lawmakers rolled back the governor's tax cuts despite Brownback's veto.
Ward said his campaign would emphasize moving Kansas forward by...