More Bad News in Kansas


Where there’s smoke, there’s fire?

A federal grand jury is investigating larges loans made to Sam Brownback’s reelection campaign because no one can explain where the money came from.

From the Associated Press

The subpoena doesn’t say which specific loans are being investigated, but the only loans listed on campaign disclosure reports for those years are one from Brownback himself and others from Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. Colyer loaned Brownback’s campaign $500,000 in August ? [sic] the third such loan the governor’s running mate made to their re-election bid ? [sic] according to the last disclosure report, filed days before the November general election.

Such large loans by candidates to campaigns are uncommon in Kansas, and the pattern of repaying one within days is a highly unusual move that has generated unanswered questions about where Colyer obtained such a large amount of cash.

When your governor and lieutenant governor are both under investigation, that may be a sign that you voted for the wrong guys. You know, if their terrible economic policy wasn’t enough of an indication.