PAC’s funds tie Brownback to effort to oust Kansas justices

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is tied to an effort to oust a majority of the Kansas Supreme Court’s justices through his PAC despite publicly distancing himself from the campaign.

A campaign finance report for the Road Map PAC showed that it donated a total of $65,000 to Kansans for Life in September and October.

The Wichita Eagle reported that Executive Director Mary Kay Culp confirmed Tuesday that anti-abortion group will use the money for its campaign to remove the justices in next week’s election.

Abortion opponents want to oust four of the seven justices ahead of a ruling in a pending abortion case. The four were appointed by moderate GOP Gov. Bill Graves and Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

Brownback said last month that he would not weigh in.

 

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