Kansas House Speaker Doug Mays, R-Topeka, announced today that he was dropping out of the governor’s race because he wanted to devote his time to the upcoming legislative session. But the reality is that Mays’ candidacy failed to get much traction and the electoral writing was on the wall. Still, Mays is sharp and more practical than he was often portrayed, and I’ll miss his presence in campaign debates. His departure also raises the question: If Kansas is such a conservative state, how come it can’t field a viable conservative candidate for governor?
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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