Kelly confident Senate will confirm commerce secretary nominee


Gov. Laura Kelly on Saturday said she was confident commerce secretary nominee David Toland would win Senate confirmation even though he took "quite a beating" in front of a legislative panel this week.

Speaking to several hundred people at a town hall meeting at Johnson County Community College, Kelly said Toland's confirmation became mired in political "theatrics" this week when a Senate committee refused to endorse his confirmation.

"David Toland is by far the most qualified candidate for secretary of commerce that's been put out there for a long time," Kelly told the audience. "He's a young . . .


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