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, hes put more than $1.23 million into its coffers.
Even so, the news Tuesday afternoon that Tim Owens, Ormans 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.