FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 31, 2022
NEW VIDEO: DEREK SCHMIDT WILL TAKE KANSAS BACK TO BROWNBACK
Topeka, KS – Today, the Kansas Democratic Party launched a spooky new video just in time for Halloween that reminds Kansans of Derek Schmidt’s scary track record defending Brownback’s cuts to public education in court, and standing behind the former Governor as his “tax experiment” tanked our economy, crashed the budget, and stole billions of dollars from the Kansas Highway Fund.
Watch the video:
“There is nothing scarier for Kansans than a return to the Brownback days, and if Derek Schmidt is elected, that’s exactly what will happen,” said Emma O’Brien, spokesperson for the KDP. “We’ve come so far these last few years under Governor Kelly – fully funded public schools for four years in a row, over 1,000 transportation projects in the works, and a thriving economy. We can’t let Schmidt resurrect Brownback’s failed policies.”
At a campaign stop in support of Derek Schmidt, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall referred to former Governor Jeff Colyer as “one of two living governors that supports Derek Schmidt,” indicating Governor Sam Brownback supports Schmidt’s campaign as well. Considering Schmidt defended Brownback’s cuts to public education, costing taxpayers at least $1.4 million in the process, this comes as no surprise. Schmidt also stood by Brownback’s harmful agenda that tanked the economy and stole $2.6 billion from the Kansas Highway Fund.