Shock and awe! Kansas voters nailed the coffin shut this week on the discredited Brownback era. They chose a bipartisan path forward by electing Democratic State Senator Laura Kelly as governor and soundly rejecting her opponent, Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Kobach was embraced by President Donald Trump, but campaign rallies on Kobachs behalf by Trump, Vice President Pence and Donald Trump Jr., could not overcome Kellys disciplined campaign.
Kellys message to voters was consistent and focused: Support our public schools. Do not turn back to the brash partisanship of Brownback, as Kobach promised to do.