"We think it's way more important to bring jobs to Kansas in the year 2009 than to worry about what our own jobs will be in the year 2011." — Gov. Mark Parkinson, referring to the choice he and Lt. Gov. Troy Findley have made not to run for their jobs next year
"It could be a GOP tsunami in 2010 in Kansas." — Washburn University political scientist professor Bob Beatty, on the dearth of strong Democratic candidates
"There will be no cakewalks." — Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, a Republican running for governor, suggesting Democrats can't be counted out in the gubernatorial and Senate races
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