Post Primary: Each Candidate Says They're Best For Kansas

TOPEKA, (Kansas) -- With the primary results in, candidates are moving forward to gain trust and support around the state.

They have just 89 days until the November elections. Less than 24 hours after the polls closed Tuesday night candidates for Senate and Governor were back on the campaign trail. Each says they're the best choice for Kansas, but it's up to the people to decide.

Incumbent Governor Sam Brownback and fellow Republican Incumbent Senator Pat Roberts both secured spots in the November election.

The Democrats hoping to unseat them - House Minority Leader Paul Davis for governor and Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor for senate.

With just 89 days to the election, Taylor challenges Roberts to 105 debates, one in each Kansas county. He said he hopes Roberts accepts, because it is the best way for people to know their candidates. He jabbed at Roberts' recent "negative" television ads.

Taylor said Roberts is out of touch with issues and the way the country is moving.

"As the senator has clearly stated his is the true conservative in this race," Taylor said. "I find the people of Kansas to be very moderate. I believe I fit in the 60% that are in the middle of the state who are fiscal conservatives and social moderates."

Roberts said his message is simple:

"A Republican majority in the Senate working alongside House Republicans to come up with better answers for the American people. Kansas ideas. Not President Obama's."

Both Brownback and Davis stress the importance of education funding and growing the economy.

Brownback pushes for a Reagan model, and Davis pushes for bipartisanship.

"We're going to push back against the over-intrusive big government model of Paul Davis and Barack Obama. Davis just goes along with it. He thinks the Obama agenda is good," Brownback said.

"This is not an election about political parties and my opponent is going to make it that," Davis said. "This is an election about the future of Kansas."

All four candidates encourage voters to get involved, saying they will decide the future of Kansas in the general elections in November.


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