Democratic gubernatorial debate afterthoughts: More energy needed?


A few leftovers from Saturday's Democratic gubernatorial forum...

Among the observers watching Saturday's Democratic gubernatorial debate at the Topeka Ramada was Washburn University political scientist Bob Beatty.

Beatty shared these observations with statewide media following the forum, first by asking why it took so long for anyone to mention the opposition, especially conservative Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Gov. Jeff Colyer or his predecessor, former Gov. Sam Brownback.

"You have an hour and a half long event, you probably don't want to save the real punch line for the last 10 minutes. You probably want to hit . . .


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