Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback re-elected: NBC

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 05, 2014 12:22 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback has won re-election, NBC projected, beating Democrat Paul Davis in the historically Republican state despite a bruising campaign that focused on the fiscal problems that followed Brownback's tax cuts.

Brownback, 58, has been Kansas governor since 2011 and was previously a U.S. senator. But his conservative economic policies prompted some moderate Republicans in the state to endorse Davis, 42, Democratic leader in the state House of Representatives.

(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov and Susan Cornwell; Editing by Peter Cooney)