© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Democratic Kansas State Senator Tom Holland Kicks off Campaign for Governor


Topeka, Kan. – Democratic State Senator Tom Holland has officially entered the race for governor. He kicked off his campaign with a rally in Topeka and an attack on the presumed Republican nominee.

State Sen. Tom Holland, of Baldwin City, suggested that U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback would bring gridlock and partisanship from Washington to Topeka. Brownback is the only GOP candidate campaigning.

Brownback's campaign didn't respond to the criticism, saying he's focused on growing the economy. But the Kansas Republican Party called Holland a liberal and questioned whether he'd stay in the race long.

Holland is one of three Democrats seeking the party's nomination in the Aug. 3 primary, but he has the backing of party leaders.

KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and powerful storytelling.
Your donation helps make non-profit journalism available for everyone.