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 . . .