Davis Continues Tour; Docking Talks Medicare

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Governor Sam Brownback's Democratic challenger Democrat Paul Davis continued his week-long tour of the state today.

KVOE reports the current house minority leader told voters in Emporia this morning that the campaign has seen plenty of mudslinging, and his top priority if elected would be restoring education funding.

Davis will be in south central Kansas and Johnson County tomorrow.

Davis' running mate Jill Docking appeared at a Wichita news conference today with Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and Medicare expert Larry Weigel.

They criticized Brownback's support of the interstate health care compact, giving state lawmakers control of federal health programs including Medicare.

They point to implementation of KanCare as evidence it would be a mistake.

Nearly 450,000 Kansan's are covered by Medicare.

A Brownback spokesperson says the goal in the signing the health care compact was to restore $700 billion that "Obamacare stole from Medicare."