TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ? A contentious Kansas governor?s race has become a referendum on how a Republican experiment in slashing income taxes went awry, what lessons arose from the budget misery that followed and whether the state needs a do-over.
Democratic nominee Laura Kelly, a veteran state senator, supported a successful effort last year to repeal most of the tax cuts and makes it a cornerstone of her campaign. She argues that Republican nominee Kris Kobach not only wants to repeat ex-GOP Gov. Sam Brownback?s fiscal experiment but to top it.
?We all know that Kansas has gone through a world of hurt,? Kelly said during a debate Tuesday in Wichita at a Kansas Association of Broadcasters convention. ?Do we hand the wheel to a man who has every intention of driving us back into the ditch??