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Sam Brownback Wins Governor Election Race Against Paul Davis

Incumbent Sam Brownback won the Kansas gubernatorial race against Democrat Paul Davis.

Davis conceded the race to Brownback Tuesday night, according to the AP.

Brownback was first elected governor of Kansas in 2010. He declared his administration would be a "real live experiment" in conservative values, a move that agitated many GOP voters.

The New Republic reported earlier:

Brownback’s agenda bore the imprint of three decades of right-wing agitation, particularly that of the anti-government radicals Charles and David Koch and their Wichita-based Koch Industries, the single largest contributors to Brownback’s campaigns. Brownback appointed accountant Steve Anderson, who had developed a model budget for the Kochs’ advocacy arm, Americans for Prosperity, as his budget director. Another Koch-linked group, the Kansas Policy Institute, supported his controversial tax proposals. As Brownback later explained to The Wall Street Journal, “My focus is to create a red-state model that allows the Republican ticket to say, ‘See, we’ve got a different way, and it works.’”

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