Democratic Kansas State Senator Tom Holland Kicks off Campaign for Governor

Feb 18, 2010

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.