House Minority Leader Enters Kansas Governor's Race

June 2, 2014 AT 11:00 AM

House Minority Leader Paul Davis on Thursday officially entered the race to challenge Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, touching off statements from both camps that frame the debate over the next seven months.

Davis, a Lawrence Democrat and attorney, filed the paperwork with running mate Jill Docking, a Wichita businesswoman, in an unannounced event. He issued a statement saying it was time to restore bipartisan leadership and end Brownback's "experiment."

"It's time for Kansas to once again focus on the right priorities and restore our commitment to our future," Davis said.

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