TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Laura Kelly wins Democratic nomination for governor in Kansas primary election.

Kelly’s campaign released this statement:

“Governor Laura Kelly has turned Kansas around and put our state back on track. Laura brought together Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to balance our budget, fully fund schools, and eliminate the food tax – all while attracting new businesses to Kansas and ensuring our state’s financial future is stable with the largest investment in the rainy-day fund in state history. 

Derek Schmidt, on the other hand, is a self-interested politician who will bring us back to the days of the Brownback administration. Schmidt was Sam Brownback’s top defender as he tanked Kansas’ economy, underfunded our schools, robbed from the highway fund, and passed the notorious ‘tax experiment’ that wrecked the budget. 

As Gov. Kelly works tirelessly to deliver bipartisan results, Kansans know that we can’t let Derek Schmidt drag us backwards.” 

Laura Kelly for Kansas campaign manager Shelbi Dantic