Links between Koch brothers and Brownback explored; Libertarians hopeful; Evolution downplayed in SBOE races

Two of the richest people in the country — Charles and David Koch — have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback. Reporters with the Kansas City Star provide the analysis of the donations and the Koch brothers’ vision of de-regulation and what it could mean to Kansas if Brownback defeats Democrat Tom Holland in the November election.

Libertarians say their message is taking hold as more and more voters express dissatisfaction with Republicans and Democrats.

Funding for public schools — not the knockdown drag out fights over evolution from previous years — appears to be the main issue in State Board of Education races.