Brownback Sets 100,000 New Jobs Goal For Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he'll work to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs over four years if he's re-elected.

Brownback announced his goal Tuesday as part of a platform that his campaign calls "Road Map 2.0." It follows up on a set of goals he outlined in seeking his first, four-year term in 2010, called "The Road Map for Kansas."

The governor was having rallies in Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita to unveil his platform.

Brownback said four years ago that he wanted to increase private-sector employment. Since he took office in January 2011, the state has added nearly 55,000 private sector jobs.

A statement from the Davis-Docking campaign claimed,

“By his own metrics, his ‘Road Map’ has been an unmitigated failure. Not only has Sam Brownback missed the mark on all of his chosen benchmarks, the Kansas economy is stagnant, our schools are struggling, middle class families are hurting and the state is facing a budget crisis of Sam Brownback's making.

Posted by Greg Palmer