Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) said in an interview at CPAC Thursday that he’s open to running for governor in 2018.
Colyer: “I have the coolest job in North America. I love my state. I’m a fifth generation Kansan, so it’s in your blood. I believe in service, and I think there are lots of ways to serve. … My main goal is, let’s get things done, then we’ll figure out what I’m doing.”
Colyer, when asked about running for governor.” I’d consider anything. … For me, I’m focused on getting my job done, and right now, you know, we’ve got some big issues, and we’re going to deal with them.” (Hotline reporting)
HELP US PAUL DAVIS. YOU’RE OUR ONLY HOPE. “Democrats’ strategic plan sets an ambitious goal of capturing the governor’s office, two congressional seats and a majority in the Kansas House by 2020.” Former state House Minority Leader Paul Davis (D) “is seen as a top prospect to achieve two of those goals.”
“Kerry Gooch, the state party’s executive director, acknowledged that one reason for that is that Davis is one of the only Democrats with statewide name recognition.” (Kansas City Star)