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Brownback Supporting Hanaway

2012 Senate candidate John Brunner will officially enter the race for governor Monday.

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Karyn Bruggeman
Oct. 5, 2015, 10:27 a.m.

Kan­sas Gov. Sam Brown­back (R) “will ap­pear at a re­cep­tion for” former state House Speak­er Cath­er­ine Hanaway (R) Wed­nes­day at the “home of KCP&L ex­ec­ut­ive Chuck Cais­ley.” Brown­back and Hanaway share one ma­jor sup­port­er in com­mon - Mis­souri mega-donor Rex Sinque­field.

Hanaway also has the back­ing of South Car­o­lina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), “who will ap­pear on Nov. 9 in St. Louis for Hanaway.” (Kan­sas City Star)

AGAINST THE ODDS. Busi­ness­man John Brun­ner (R) “is ex­pec­ted to join the GOP race for gov­ernor” on Monday “mean­ing there’ll be two can­did­ates who have nev­er held pub­lic of­fice,” in­clud­ing Brun­ner and former Navy SEAL Eric Greit­ens (R). “It’s a trait that na­tion­ally has pro­pelled polit­ic­al out­siders … but is his­tor­ic­ally un­pop­u­lar in Mis­souri. … [I]t’s been nearly a cen­tury since the last gov­ernor — Fre­d­er­ick Dozi­er Gard­ner, who ran a coffin busi­ness and was elec­ted in 1916 — as­sumed of­fice straight from the busi­ness world.” (AP)

MONEY MAT­TERS. Greit­ens over the week­end falsely claimed to have raised more money from Mis­souri donors than any oth­er GOP can­did­ate, even though Hanaway has so far raised the most money from in-state donors. (St. Louis Post-Dis­patch)

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