WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Paul Davis says his party in Kansas needs not just Democratic voters but also independent and Republican supporters in order to win in the November elections.
Davis tells The Associated Press that his campaign to unseat Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is focusing its resources on identifying those voters and getting them out to the polls for the general election.
He says Democrats running for other statewide races are also seeing some significant Republican support in their campaigns.
Davis made his comments ahead of his speech at the Kansas Democratic Party's annual Demofest convention in Wichita.
Republicans enjoy a nearly 20-percentage point advantage in voter registration in Kansas, and Democrats are trying to tap into grass-roots opposition to the Brownback administration to retake the governor's mansion and other statewide offices.