WICHITA, Kansas – Huge crowds of supporters joined Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday in three stops statewide to build support for Gov. Sam Brownback’s campaign.
Paul traveled to Kansas to make stops with the Brownback team, as well as the re-election bid of Sen. Pat Roberts. Paul emphasized to supporters the importance of helping the Governor prevail next Nov. 4 and continue Kansas down the conservative, pro-growth path Brownback has charted.
“I’m endorsing Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback because they know how to create jobs,” Paul said. “We come together because we are better when we unite.”
Paul added that he was fond of the Governor’s creation of the Office of the Repealer to eliminate unnecessary rules and regulation, adding “I want to apply for that job.”
The Governor thanked Paul for his public service, leadership in the U.S. Senate and being a standard-bearer for conservative principles of faith, freedom and free enterprise.
“We are going to continue to grow Kansas. It’s a great state and we’re going to continue in the right direction,” the governor said. “We’ll start in Kansas and get the country moving in the right direction.”
Several hundred supporters packed a hangar at Wichita’s Jabara Airport for the rally. Additional stops were held in Pittsburg and Overland Park.
“We are going to push forward and we need you to surge,” Brownback told the crowd.
Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer told supporters to remember the numbers 58,000, 20,000 and $13,000 _ the number of jobs created since 2011, the number of people who have come off welfare rolls and the average per-pupil expenditure for public schools.
Colyer said those numbers were contrast to the “lost decade” of 2000-2010 when Kansas lost jobs and population.
“We cannot go down that path again,” he said. “This is a time for choosing. Kansas must move forward.”
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