Archive for Saturday, October 14, 2006

Barnstormers

Brownback stumps for Barnett in Leavenworth

October 14, 2006

Sen. Jim Barnett wrapped up a day of barnstorming Friday afternoon at the High Noon Saloon in Leavenworth, where about 60 supporters greeted the Republican candidate for governor.

Barnett didn't make the trip alone. U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., accompanied the state senator from Emporia on a series of stops in Topeka, Manhattan and Salina earlier in the day.

Barnett touched on several familiar themes heard throughout his campaign to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

He cited the economy, health care, taxes, immigration laws and regaining control of the state's budget from the Kansas Supreme Court as the challenges facing Kansans.

Leavenworth County Republicans played host to the event, which Brownback said yielded the biggest crowd on Friday's campaign stops.

With less than four weeks remaining in his campaign, Barnett told supporters the race was down to "single digits."

"Leavenworth is a key place, we believe, for this part of the state," Barnett said. "The message I talked about - funding schools, growing the economy, dealing with illegal immigration, dealing with health care - are issues that all Kansans come home to."

For more on this story, check out the Oct. 19 edition of The Current.

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