Kelly’s underdog status has helped prepare her to be our next governor

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Opinion

January 14, 2019 - 9:25 AM

For 14 years, Laura Kelly has been the outsider looking in as a Democrat in the state senate.

Though she watched Republicans set policy, Kelly didn’t let her underdog status go to waste. Instead she used it as a platform for compromise, crucial in garnering the support of moderate Republicans.

And though it’s true 80 percent of today’s legislators have never served under a Democratic governor, Kelly’s legislative tenure has earned her their respect, making the transition an easier prospect.

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