Orman should take defection as a sign and drop out of race

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Opinion

October 31, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Any hints that Greg Orman, independent from Kansas City, would stop his ill-fated gubernatorial campaign were seemingly put to rest Tuesday when campaign finance reports showed the multi-millionaire has recently written personal checks for $180,000 to his campaign. Altogether, he’s put more than $1.23 million into its coffers.

Even so, the news Tuesday afternoon that Tim Owens, Orman’s campaign treasurer, announced his departure to switch his allegiance to Democrat Laura Kelly is a stunner.

Owens served in the Kansas Legislature first as a Republican representative from 2002-2008, and then as a senator up until 2013, when he was ousted in the ultra-conservative purge orchestrated by former Gov. Sam Brownback.

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