Ex-US Rep. Meyers endorses GOP Kansas governor

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican congresswoman Jan Meyers has formally endorsed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election, six days after being listed among GOP moderates endorsing his Democratic challenger.

Brownback’s campaign released a statement Monday from Meyers saying that she’s pleased with Brownback’s efforts to reduce the state’s personal income taxes. She also said it’s important for Republicans to rally around the governor.

Last week, the campaign of Democratic challenger Paul Davis announced the formation of a new group called Republicans for Kansas Values and listed more than 100 names of mostly former GOP office holders who had endorsed Davis. The list included Meyers, who represented the Kansas City-area 3rd Congressional District from 1985 to 1997.

But Meyers said the next day that she would never publicly endorse a Democrat.

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