Archive for Thursday, August 5, 2010

Holland kicks off campaign for governor, challenges Brownback to debates

August 5, 2010


— Democratic nominee Tom Holland is kicking off his fall campaign for Kansas governor by proposing a series of debates with Republican Sam Brownback.

Holland, a state senator from Baldwin City, was unopposed in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Brownback, a U.S. senator since 1997, easily won the GOP primary over former home builder Joan Heffington of Derby.

Holland scheduled a Statehouse news conference Thursday morning to present a proposal for 10 debates with Brownback before November's election. He also planned to discuss budget issues.

Brownback has said he'll outline a proposed platform that he calls the "Road Map for Kansas" next week.


Centerville 7 years, 10 months ago

So I guess he has his troupe of fainters and EMTs all t-shirted up and ready to perform?

Bob Burton 7 years, 10 months ago

You are referring to Holland are't you??

bad_dog 7 years, 10 months ago

"Brownback has said he'll outline a proposed platform that he calls the "Road Map for Kansas" next week."

I'm guessing that map will be full of Stop signs, one-way streets and dead-ends...

blindrabbit 7 years, 10 months ago

Every time I've heard Smilin Sam talk about issues, it all comes down to "cost benefit analysis" never mind any thought given to what is the correct thing to do.

kansanjayhawk 7 years, 10 months ago

I just keep coming back to the fact that Holland as a State Senator will not return his constituents phone calls. I have dealt with three Senators Biggs, Lyon, and Pine they all returned phone calls from their constituents prior to important votes. Last session I attempted more that five times to get Holland to visit with me about the proposed tax increase (which he voted in favor of) and pro-life legislation which he voted against and he would not call me back. All of the other Senators who represented our area would return phone calls! If he acts like that as a Senator how is going to act as our governor--just ignore us altogether--I think he is a risky choice.

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