Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), said the left and liberal media is far too focused on crafting a narrative that shows his policies failing before those policies actually start working.
“I think they so desperately want what’s happening in this state to fail that they’re shopping for a factual setting to back that up because it’s working,” Brownback said of his critics in an interview with CBN News’ The Brody File.
Brownback in recent months has found himself in serious trouble of not winning re-election due in large part to Kansas’s struggling economy and deep cuts to education. Critics have pointed specifically to the deep tax cut plan Brownback laid out two years ago and has since implemented. It’s helped create a rare opening for Democrats and now Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis (D) is leading in most polling of the gubernatorial race race.
Brownback said his administration has been focused on increasing private sector jobs.
“But we’re down 3,000 positions as a state. The state of Kansas has 3,000 fewer positions, 3,000 fewer employees,” Brownback said. “So our public sector job numbers are down. But that’s what we’ve been focusing on doing because as we get that number down and more effective we can pass that on in tax cuts to the people of Kansas.”
Brownback added that the liberal media is too focused on overall job numbers, and not private sector job numbers, which is what his administration is focused on growing.
“I think the left is just so desperate,” Brownback said. “They want this model to fail so bad that they can’t wait for it to and they just want to get me electorally before we get on through this and prove that this is working.”
The TPM Polltracker finds Davis with a 4.7 point lead in the gubernatorial race.