Davis discusses goals as governor during campaign stop in Emporia

About 50 people trudged through the cold to the Best Western to meet Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis Monday.

The crowd was equal mix Democrat and Republican; Davis says that's typical.

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Davis spoke to the crowd about his goals and objectives as Governor. Those include returning funding to education, reforming tax structure, and stabilizing the economy.

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Davis will likely face current Gov. Sam Brownback in November. Gov. Brownback has not officially announced whether he is running for re-election, but it is widely thought the Republican will indeed seek a second term.

Davis, meanwhile, announced in September he would run for governor. No other candidates have announced intentions to run for the office. Davis recently received support from the Democratic Governors Association, and is ahead of Gov. Brownback in recent polls.

Teresa Briggs, an Emporia Democrat, is running for the 76th District House seat, against Peggy Mast. She says her campaign is going well, and her ideas are similar to Davis'.

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The primary election is Aug. 5, with the general election Nov. 4.


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