Carl Brewer announces former Gardner Mayor and Johnson County Democratic Vice-Chair Chris Morrow as running mate

Carl Brewer announces Chris Morrow as his running mate. Morrow is the former Mayor and City Council member from Gardner Kansas, and a United States Navy veteran. Morrow is a proven leader with a track record of achievement in Gardner and his selection establishes the Brewer-Morrow ticket as the true-blue progressive option for Democrats and Kansas voters in the 2018 primary and general election. Both members of the ticket are lifelong Democrats and they represent the values of residents across our great state.

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Tuesday Announcement for Brewer Campaign

On Tuesday, May 22nd a major announcement will be made regarding Carl Brewer's run for Kansas Governor. Members of the media and public are invited to join the campaign as they first make the announcement in front of the newly unveiled Brown vs. Board of Education mural on the 3rd floor of the state capital.
 
"This is a major milestone in this historic campaign," said Democratic frontrunner Carl Brewer. "We continue working to show Kansans across the state that they will have a choice this election day to vote for a leader that will work to get Kansas back on track. I am excited to announce a running mate that shares my values of listening to all Kansans and getting the job done.”

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Carl Brewer Announces Latinos for Brewer Coalition

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer announced the launch of a Latinos for Brewer Coalition Monday in support of his campaign for Kansas governor. The group will work to reach out to voters in the Latino community and give a voice to a growing population in Kansas.

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Brewer Continues to Lead in New Docking Inst. Poll Among Democrats, Republicans & Independents

A new non-partisan poll out Friday shows Carl Brewer with the highest rating for name recognition among Democratic candidates for the 3rd straight survey in a row. The Fort Hays State University “Kansas Speaks” poll showed that 38.4% of respondents recognized Brewer’s name. He was 5.5 percentage points ahead of Rep. Jim Ward, 14 percentage points ahead of Senator Laura Kelly and 18.4 percentage points ahead of Josh Swaty in name identification. The poll was conducted March 19th – April 2nd, 2018.

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Carl Brewer: It is Time to Legalize and Tax the Production and Sale of Medical Marijuana

Currently, 29 other states have legalized the production and sale of medicinal marijuana. This is a majority, not just a West Coast trend.  These states include our neighbors New Mexico, Arkansas and Colorado. It is time for Kansas to do the same. We cannot afford to ignore this source of new tax revenue.  We should also put it on the ballot for our citizens to decide whether to legalize the production, sale and possession of marijuana for personal use.

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Op-Ed: Kansans deserve responsible laws for our firearms

When I first joined the Kansas Army National Guard at age 20, I was trained to safely use different kinds of high-powered, automatic weapons. Years later as a Sergeant and Captain in the Reserves, I trained hundreds of our soldiers to use these powerful weapons. Our military has the most advanced firearms in the world, but I know how easily they can be misused or accidentally discharged, and how fast they can be fired with devastating results.

Our country has witnessed all too frequently the use of military-style weapons to maim, murder and destroy innocent life. This nation must have a national conversation now that objectively analyzes how to reduce the lethality of the weapons used, and the frequency of these massacres. Guns don’t kill people, but they make it real easy, especially when untrained and unvetted citizens can legally acquire them, buy large capacity, bullet-feeding devices such as banana clips and drum magazines, attach a bump stock, and commence fighting a war in our neighborhood schools, businesses (such as at Excel in Hesston), and places of worship.

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Survey: Carl Brewer emerges as the front-runner in the Democratic primary for Governor

For the second straight “Kansas Speaks” survey in a row, candidate for governor Carl Brewer, received the highest positive rating of all Kansas politicians polled, Republican or Democrat. He also continues to have the highest name ID of any Democratic candidate for governor polled. 

According to Kansas Speaks, “respondents were asked to rate a list of Kansas politicians. Carl Brewer received the highest positive rating, with 46% of respondents selecting a rating above 5. Kris Kobach received the highest negative rating." 

Additionally, the new non-partisan Fort Hays State University “Kansas Speaks” survey shows that Carl's Voter Awareness rating has risen to 40%, which is amazing for a politician who has never had his name on a ballot outside Wichita. When asked if they had heard of the following Kansas politicians, respondents of the poll ranked Carl ahead of Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer and all other Democrats.

This new survey is further proof of what we have seen on the campaign trail everyday as we travel to cities ranging from urban to rural. Kansans are tired of the politics as usual in Topeka and want new leadership. You can count on Carl to bring all parties together to fix the Kansas economy, ensure great schools and provide safe, vibrant communities across our state.

Make your stand with Carl Brewer now for a brighter future for all Kansans. Many of you already have. Donate today to take our message to every voter as we fight to prevent Kobach and a repeat of Brownback’s disastrous agenda.

To read the complete new Fort Hays State University Kansas Speaks Survey, click here. 

Carl Brewer Proves He's the Candidate to Beat in KC Star Forum

By: Brewer for Kansas | Ron Holt, Treasurer

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer proved why he is the best candidate for governor at last night’s Kansas City Star forum.

Carl hit the nail on the head when he criticized the privatization of Medicaid in Kansas for its lack of transparency and failure to provide critical heath services.

“When you privatize it, then it becomes a business,” Carl said. “And it’s not about the healthcare you’re actually receiving, it’s what that profit margin is for those individuals.”

Carl also stressed the need to make the best education possible a priority for our children.

“I believe that children and education are the driving factor on whether communities grow. From being a former mayor, I have learned that when businesses decide that they want to come to a particular community, to a state, the things that they look at first is: 1. is there a skilled workforce available; 2. what is the longevity of that skilled workforce,” Carl said.

“What are the schools like,” Carl continued. “If they’re bad, if you don’t have it, and you’re not competitive, they’re not coming to your communities. Those good jobs you’re looking for are not going to come there no matter what you offer them.” 

Carl stressed both in his two terms as mayor of the largest economy in the state and from his time as an executive in the aviation industry, he has the experience the next governor needs help expand trade for Kansas businesses beyond our borders to bring high quality jobs to grow our economy. 

“I come from corporate America and have been able to make jobs, new jobs, diversifying the types of jobs, going and exporting our good outside the country to sell to somebody else so we could create more jobs here,” said Brewer.

Carl said that when he becomes Governor, priorities for success would include:

  1. Establishing policies that require transparency and accountability 

  2. Creating a zero tolerance sexual harassment policy with investigations independent of political influence

  3. Maintaining an independent audit so citizens know how tax payer dollars are being used.

Please join Carl today to make sure Brownback’s policies never see the light of day again. Let’s work together to get Kansas back on track!

 

Poll Shows Brewer one of top-ranked Kansas politicians

A new non-partisan poll from Fort Hays State University’s Docking Institute for Public Affairs ranks former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer as one of the top two politicians in the state.

Brewer, who has announced his candidacy for Kansas governor, was second only to  Paul Davis, the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is currently a candidate to represent the 2nd Congressional District in northeast Kansas.

The study showed Brewer as the Democrat with 2nd best name recognition behind  Davis. His name identification and approval rating were well ahead of Wink Hartman, Wichita oilman who currently is the only declared Republican gubernatorial candidate.

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