Welcome to the party, Jill
Last week Kansas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis announced that his Lt. Governor running mate is Jill Docking, Wichita financial planner. Having known Jill Docking for several years, my observation is that the ticket is upside down.
The Docking name may help. Jill is married to a former Lt. Governor whose father and grandfather were multi-term governors. But it’s been a while since a Docking was on top in Kansas politics.
Jill Docking lost a U-S Senate race in 1996 to the man she and Davis hope to unseat, Republican Governor Sam Brownback. Recent polls have given Brownback approval ratings in the 35 to 40% range, but he is still a conservative in what’s become one of the most conservative states in the union.
Jill Docking brings name recognition, intelligence, and political savvy to the Democrat ticket. She’ll also need to bring several million dollars in campaign cash and the will to use that money ruthlessly when the time comes.
Even then, the Democrats’ chances of winning are a huge long shot.
Our thought for today is from Art Spander:
“The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.”