On Thursday, former Republican Johnson County congresswoman Jan Meyers said she had not endorsed Democrat Paul Davis for governor, contrary to a release from the Davis campaign two days earlier that listed the names of more then 100 state Republicans who were supporting his campaign.
Meyers said she wasn’t endorsing anyone in the race, but acknowledged she had joined “Republicans for Kansas Values,” the group that organized the endorsement list. Former state Sen. Dick Bond helped put the group together, and said Meyers may have been “confused” when the two had spoken about Republicans for Kansas Values.
The Kansas Republican party jumped on the flub quickly, sending out an email to supporters noting that it was demanding Davis “apologize to all Kansans.” The Meyers issue made news a day before the Bureau of Labor Statistic released a new set of numbers that point to soft job growth in Kansas since Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts.
Do you think the Meyers endorsement issue raises questions about Davis’s credibility? Does it pose a threat to the momentum of the Davis campaign?
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