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‘The Fix’ is in on next year’s gubernatorial race

davis,paulThe Washington Post’s political blog, “The Fix,” has included Kansas in the top 15 gubernatorial races of 2014. “This dark red state’s debut on our list will surprise many,” the blog said, but “it’s hard to ignore polls.” Gov. Sam Brownback had only a 34 percent approval rating in a SurveyUSA poll last month. And of registered voters surveyed in that poll, 43 percent said they would vote for House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence (in photo), and running mate Jill Docking; 39 percent favored Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. Money and Republican registration advantages still favor Brownback in the race, but as “The Fix” noted: “This one’s worth keeping an eye on, at the very least.”