Sen. Laura Kelly running for Kansas governor, becoming first woman in race

We made it official in the KC Star today:

In the statement announcing her campaign, Kelly said she’s “been on the front lines of the fight to get more resources into public school classrooms,” and talked about her charge to expand Medicaid in Kansas.

“But this election is not just about what each candidate is willing to fight for. It’s also a question of who they’re willing to fight alongside,” Kelly said. “Bitter partisanship doesn’t balance the budget. It doesn’t create jobs. And it doesn’t grow our economy. We need balance in government someone who will work as hard as possible to build consensus among competing interests, no matter what the dividing lines may be.”

Read the full article here.