State Sen. Laura Kelly (D-Topeka) is attracting support from national liberal organizations in her quest to win the Democratic gubernatorial primary and staking out the party’s left flank in a crowded field could go a long way to winning that election. Sen. Kelly has already lifted herself into the top tier of primary candidates. Along with former Health & Human Services Secretary and Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) and many state legislators and Kansas Democratic leaders endorsing her, the national social issue organization EMILY’s List also announced their public backing of Ms. Kelly.
She faces state House Minority Leader Jim Ward (D-Wichita), ex-Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, and former state Agriculture Secretary Josh Svaty in the August 7th Democratic primary.
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