Brownback Hit With New Tax Revenue Shortfall Right Before Election

Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback talks with reporters as he starts a statewide bus tour with other prominent Republicans, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Brownback is facing new questions about his admi... Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback talks with reporters as he starts a statewide bus tour with other prominent Republicans, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Brownback is facing new questions about his administration's overhaul of the Medicaid program in Kansas as his close race for re-election nears its end. (AP Photo/John Hanna) MORE LESS
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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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  1. His television ads reflect his desperation too.

    Even some Republicans have opted to endorse House Minority Leader Paul Davis

    More than 500 now. Not good news for asshole Brownback.

  2. Avatar for theod theod says:

    Just give Brownback more time…I’d say about 5-10 years in maximum security for criminal incompetence.

  3. What I want to know is why the Democrats aren’t using Kansas to attack the GOP everywhere. They should be saying “look at Kansas! Brownback cut taxes and guess what, it didn’t lead to a massive boom in the economy. They’re wrong about taxes. As has been pointed out, businesses hire only when they need to- and just pocket the taxes that get cut- and they don’t trickle that down into the economy either!”

  4. Okay Davis, use this in a new Ad that plays over and over again, and simply ask the voters if these statistics are good enough for them to reelect Brownback.

    Brownback, as a Jackson County Missouri resident, who pays the taxes that built the Royal’s stadium, and pays for it’s upkeep, take that damn Royal’s jersey off. It is not going to help you win.

  5. I love what my party stands for, but I hate how totally horrendous they are at PR.

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