Brownback Hit With New Tax Revenue Shortfall Right Before Election

October 31, 2014 6:30 p.m.

New data released Friday, just a few days before the election, showed October tax revenue was 15 percent below projections in Kansas, a bad sign for Gov. Sam Brownback (R), who helped usher in the tax cuts that has helped put his re-election chances in serious danger.

Specifically, tax collections were $23 million short of projections, according to the Associated Press. It’s the latest example of how the deep tax cuts Brownback vowed to implement, and put in place, have not exactly served as an economic boon to the state.

Even some Republicans have opted to endorse House Minority Leader Paul Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor in the race, who has bashed Brownback on the tax cuts and education funding in the state.

The TPM Polltracker gives Davis a 6.1 point lead over the rest of the field.

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