Bill Graves: First ‘clarion call’ to moderate Republicans in governor’s race


Former Gov. Bill Graves' decision to cross Republican Party lines and endorse Democratic nominee Laura Kelly in the Kansas governor's race sent a very important message to moderate Republican voters this week.

It's OK. You can vote for the Democrat.

It's a message that experts say Kelly needs to win as she cobbles together a coalition of Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters to emerge from a five-candidate field to become Kansas' 48th governor.

Kelly is competing for moderate Republican voters — there's already a Republicans for Kelly Facebook page — with independent Greg Orman in the race . . .


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