HAYS DAILY NEWS: Davis tired of waiting for change

By Judy Sherard, Hays Daily News

Being Kansas governor wasn't on Paul Davis' list of aspirations. The Lawrence Democrat said he's running out of a need for change.

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KWCH: Finances tell story of race for Governor's Mansion

By Pilar Pedraza, KWCH

The money trail reveals new details about the race for governor here in Kansas. The candidates Monday had to report their fundraising efforts over the last three months to the state.

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REUTERS: In Kansas, a Democrat makes hay on Brownback's budget woes

By Carey Gillam, Reuters

Paul Davis has emerged as the potential wrecker of red state politics. The 42-year-old Democratic

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LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD: Davis leads Brownback in fundraising, polls show close race

By Peter Hancock
Lawrence Journal World

Democrat Paul Davis has raised more than $1.1 million for his gubernatorial campaign since January, about 50 percent more than incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback raised over the same period, according to campaign finance reports released Monday.

But Brownback goes into the general election cycle with almost twice as much cash on hand — $2.36 million, compared with $1.32 million for Davis.

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TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL: Davis tops Brownback in fundraising

By Tim Carpenter
Topeka Capital Journal

Democratic governor candidate Paul Davis took in contributions of $1.1 million since January, while Republican Gov. Sam Brownback received donations of $744,000 and accepted a second $500,000 loan from his running mate, reports said Monday.

Brownback, Davis and other candidates for state office in Kansas were required to submit documentation of campaign finance activities for the period from Jan. 1 through this past Thursday. A previous report captured donations and expenditures through Dec. 31.

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KANSAS CITY STAR: Davis checks in with $1.1 million, Brownback raises $744K

By Steve Kraske
Kansas City Star

Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, today announced that he had raised just more than $1.1 million since Jan. 1 and actually topped incumbent Sam Brownback’s total from the same period.

Davis, the House minority leader from Lawrence, is challenging Brownback in the November election.

Brownback said he raised $744,000 during the same period.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Davis raises $1.1 million in Kansas governor's race

By John Hanna
Associated Press

Democratic challenger Paul Davis raised more money from contributions this year than Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, but the Republican incumbent enters this fall's race with significantly more cash, reports from their campaigns showed Monday.

Brownback had nearly $2.37 million in cash when the reporting period ended Thursday, partly because Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer loaned the campaign $500,000. Davis ended the period with $1.32 million.

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HAYS POST: Davis: Kansas needs a uniter, not a divider

By Nick Budd
Hays Post

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis visited Hays on Sunday, meeting with supporters and various community groups to talk about his campaign to unseat current Gov. Sam Brownback in the November general election.

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GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM: Davis campaign arrives in Garden City

By Scott Aust
Garden City Telegram

Paul Davis, House Minority Leader and Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, took a campaign swing through southwest Kansas over the weekend to talk about his vision for getting Kansas back on track. 

A total of 145 people turned out Saturday night for a meet-and-greet with Davis at the Clarion Inn in Garden City, according to the Davis campaign.

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LA TIMES: Dems stir up gov races, including in GOP-rich Kansas

By Mark Barabak
LA Times

In a seemingly dismal year for Democrats, who face the prospect of losing House seats and possibly control of the Senate, there is one bright spot:a chance to elect governors in several states run by Republicans.

The mathematics and political map both favor Democrats, the opposite of their circumstance in congressional races, where most House Republicans are safe and most competitive Senate contests are in places President Obama lost in 2012.

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