Kansas Senate GOP hopefuls craft platform, woo angry voters

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Susan Wagle and other Republican candidates for the Kansas Senate have outlined a broad campaign platform aimed at addressing voters’ anger with state government.

But the 26 senators and Senate candidates who signed onto the platform Wednesday are not publicly breaking with GOP Gov. Sam Brownback.

The platform says the Republican candidates are committed to providing greater oversight of the state budget, making the tax system fairer and working to create new jobs.

It doesn’t specifically call for repealing key tax cuts enacted at Brownback’s urging, though Wagle said “everything is on the table.”

The Wichita Republican said the platform is a response to what Republicans are hearing from voters while they campaign.

But Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka called the platform “a bunch of platitudes.”


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