Former United States Senator Nancy Kassebaum Endorses Laura Kelly for Governor
US Senator Nancy Kassebaum today endorsed state Senator Laura Kelly in her campaign for governor. Kassebaum, a Republican, praised Kelly’s bipartisan leadership in the state senate and her track record of fighting for Kansas families.
“I support Laura Kelly for governor,” said Kassebaum. “Laura Kelly studies the issues and is willing to work with others for solutions to real problems. Her competence, understanding, and dedication are leadership qualities that Kansas needs at this time. I encourage all Kansans to join me in supporting Laura Kelly for governor.”
Kassebaum was the first woman ever elected to a full term in the US Senate without her husband having previously served in Congress. She made history during her three terms in the Senate when she became the first woman to chair a major Senate committee. She served from 1978-1997.
“Senator Kassebaum dedicated her career to serving the people of Kansas, and I’m honored to have her support in my campaign for governor,” said Kelly. “So much of what Senator Kassebaum worked tirelessly to achieve for this state has been put at risk these past eight years. I’m running for governor to restore what makes our state special – top-notch schools, safe roads and access to affordable healthcare.”
Kassebaum joins a growing list of prominent Republicans supporting Laura Kelly, including Governor Bill Graves, former US Senator and Lt. Gov. Sheila Frahm, Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, Ins. Com. Sandy Praeger, and Senate Presidents Dick Bond and Dave Kerr.
Kassebaum currently lives in Kansas.