Archive for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lawrence’s Davis raises $1M for Kansas governor’s race

January 8, 2014


Democratic challenger Paul Davis raised a little more than $1 million in cash contributions in less than five months for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sam Brownback in the Kansas governor's race.

Davis' campaign also reported Wednesday that it ended 2013 with almost $771,000 in his campaign treasury. Davis is the Kansas House minority leader and launched his campaign in early August.

His campaign described the fundraising as unprecedented for a challenger.

Davis' campaign filed a finance report a day after close Brownback ally David Kensinger confirmed that the governor raised more than $1.6 million in cash last year for his re-election and ended 2013 with nearly $2 million in campaign funds.

Kensinger said no gubernatorial challenger has overcome such a large early deficit in campaign cash.


Dan Rose 4 years, 5 months ago

Tell me where to send money... Brownie needs O-U-T OUT!


Clark Coan 4 years, 5 months ago

Not enough. Political analysts still believe that Brownback will win, but it will be fairly close. Davis doesn't have name recognition, a well-oiled organization, or enough money (the Kochs will flood the airwaves with negative ads). Still, if enough moderate Republicans and Independents get fed up with Brownback, Davis could win.

Steve King 4 years, 5 months ago

As my Dad always said, it's a great start. Keep going. It's a long way to November.

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