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Will Brownback be the first?

With Kansas Democrats still without a gubernatorial candidate for next year, the only thing standing between Sen. Sam Brownback and the governor's mansion is history: Kansas voters have yet to elect a conservative Republican as governor. "That's the hurdle that Brownback has to overcome," Joe Aistrup, political science professor at Kansas State University, told the Lawrence Journal-World. "That is what is depressing the Democrats. There is a conservative from the (Kansas) Republican Assembly side of the party, and it looks like in all likelihood he is going to win."

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