Gov. Brownback and bikers shift into gear for the First Annual Governor's Flint Hills Freedom Ride.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Sam Brownback and other top Kansas Republicans are planning a two-day motorcycle tour of the state ahead of next week's elections.
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and congresswoman Lynn Jenkins are among those set to join the ride that starts Thursday in Topeka and ends Friday in Salina. Everyone taking part will travel by motorcycle if the weather allows.
The so-called ``Road Map for Growth Tour'' will promote Republican GOP candidates for the U.S. House and state Legislature. Among the targets are several Kansas Senate seats where Brownback has backed conservative Republicans.
From Topeka, the group plans to stop Thursday in the eastern Kansas communities of Leawood, Fort Scott, Frontenac, Pittsburg and Columbus. On Friday, the riders are scheduled to stop in Independence, Winfield, Wichita, Hays and Salina.