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Contact:
Emma O’Brien
emma@kansasdems.org
June 13, 2022

TCJ: “SCHMIDT STOPPED SHORT OF DISAVOWING ANY BROWNBACK CONNECTIONS”

Topeka, KS – Recently, Derek Schmidt didn’t even attempt to distance himself from former Governor Sam Brownback, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports“In a recent interview, Schmidt deflected attempts to tie his campaign to Brownback,” but “Schmidt stopped short of disavowing any Brownback connections.” Try as he might, Schmidt cannot escape Brownback’s shadow after working with him to tank the state’s economy, underfund public education, and steal from the Kansas Highway Fund.

Read more here or key quotes below: 

  • “[The Kansas Democratic Party] set up a website and associated social media with a “Back to the Future” theme, www.backtobrownback.com, featuring Brownback as the mad scientist and Schmidt holding the keys to a burning DeLorean.” 
  • “Brownback has largely shied away from Kansas politics since leaving office. But in April, he endorsed Secretary of State Scott Schwab, who is facing a primary challenge from Mike Brown. Democrats reacted by questioning if and when Brownback will endorse Schmidt.” 
  • “In a recent interview, Schmidt deflected attempts to tie his campaign to Brownback…Schmidt stopped short of disavowing any Brownback connections.” 

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