The ship is sinking

The ship is sinking

Postby Cactus Jack » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:54 pm ... o-democrat

Kansas Sen. Dinah Sykes and Rep. Stephanie Clayton served notice Wednesday of a decision to politically re-brand themselves by leaving the Republican Party to represent Johnson County districts as Democrats.

Sykes, a Lenexa resident elected to the Senate in 2016, said she was disappointed the GOP’s approach to key issues served to divide the state and nation. She will be up for re-election in 2020 in a district that includes parts of Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee.

“I strongly believe elected officials should serve the people they represent,” Sykes said. “That belief drove me to run for office. I ran for the Kansas Senate to protect the Kansas quality of life and to bring common sense to Topeka. At this time, I feel like I can either fight to change the Republican party or fight for the state I love and the people I serve. I think I can better serve my state and constituents as a member of the Democratic Party.”

Republican women in Kansas keep defecting to the Democrats. The writing on the wall?
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