Former state House Minority Leader and 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Paul Davis, who lost to incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback (R), 50-46%, is inviting supporters to a special announcement event next Tuesday. Mr. Davis just completed a “four month listening tour” of the 2nd Congressional District, and promises to unveil another “exciting journey” next Tuesday. It is a virtual certainty that Mr. Davis will enter the open congressional race that is anchored in the capital city of Topeka and includes the Kansas University campus. This Davis candidacy will give the Democrats a credible nominee in the battle to succeed retiring Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Topeka), but he will remain the underdog in the reliably Republican seat. President Trump scored a 56-37% victory over Hillary Clinton here last November.
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