Graves Heading Home To Support Moderates
Associated Press - Thu 11:25 AM 07/12/2012
Former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves is heading back to Kansas to help his fellow moderate Republicans keep their seats in the state Senate.
Graves will make stops in Johnson County, Wichita and Salina next week.
The visits come as current Gov. Sam Brownback has started endorsing more conservative Republicans as the two sides wage a battle for control of the Senate. Brownback's agenda has largely won over the House, but skeptics in the Senate have blocked him on such issues as labor law, pickingjudges and education finance reform.
Graves, a Salina native and 1976 graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University, was the 43rd Governor of Kansas, serving from 1995-2003. He has also served as the Kansas Secretary of State and is currently the president of the American Trucking Association. He resides in Virginia with his family.
The state director for the conservative group Americans for Prosperity says Graves represents the old guard that doesn't believe in limited government.
Associated Press information from: The Kansas City Star