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Former Gov. Jeff Colyer signals second run for governor

Colyer appoints Eisenhower granddaughter as treasurer of 2022 campaign
Mary Eisenhower joins Colyer's 2022 gubernatorial campaign
Mary Eisenhower joins Colyer's 2022 gubernatorial campaign(Dr. Jeff Colyer for Governor)
Published: Mar. 5, 2021 at 10:34 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Former governor Jeff Colyer has announced Mary Eisenhower, the granddaughter of the 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower as treasurer of his 2022 gubernatorial campaign. It’s the first step in announcing he’ll run a second time for a full term as governor of Kansas.

”I am thrilled Mary has joined our campaign and humbled to be associated with such a great example of principled, successful Republican leadership,” Dr. Jeff Colyer said in a news release. “Kansas has lost over 35,000 private-sector jobs since I left office. It’s time to get Kansas back to work. Kansas needs an authentic, effective conservative in the governorship,” said Colyer.

Colyer served as Kansas’ 47th Governor in 2018 and is the longest-serving Lieutenant Governor in state history. Eisenhower is the former CEO of People to People International.

“Jeff Colyer is the leader we need, and I’ve seen great leadership up close,” said Eisenhower. “He can unite the Republican Party, win the Governorship, and lead our ticket to success up and down the ballot. Kansas made a mistake in 2018, and it’s time to fix that mistake. Jeff Colyer is the man for the moment. Jeff has solved problems in Kansas and across the world. He is the ideal candidate to lead us past this pandemic and into a new era of prosperity and Kansas Excellence,” Eisenhower concluded in Wednesday’s news release.

The Kansas Democratic Party quickly responded Wednesday morning.

”The Brownback-Colyer Administration can be summed up in one word - disaster,” KDP chair Vicki Hiatt wrote in a news release. “It was a disaster for our economy, a disaster for our schools, a disaster for our roads and infrastructure, and a disaster for our foster care system. The last thing Kansans want, or need, is a return to the disastrous leadership that brought our state to its knees.”

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