Approximately all six of the Kansas Democrats are meeting in
Wichita this weekend: The goal? To "solve the problems in our state." That's according to Kerry Gooch, Kansas Democrat Executive Director.
The Dems will host special guest Pratt Wiley -- never heard of him either -- but apparently, Wiley is the Director of Voter Protection/Expansion for the Democratic National Committee. During his luncheon keynote address, he'll tell tales about the eeeevil Kris Kobach and Sam Brownback.
Apparently one thing the Dems won't be doing when they gather at the Wichita Marriott: changing the state party's name to Red State Democrats.
The Pitch Weekly published an article (this morning? yesterday? Can't find it now!) suggesting the name change was on the table. The KC Star has cleared that one up. Instead, the Kansas Dems are "rebranding."
May I suggest "rebranding" that eliminates most of the Democrats' baffling positions on, well, pretty much everything and replaces those platform positions with common sense proposals like being good stewards of existing public funds, not sticking knives in the backs of unwanted baby's heads, advocating for working people to keep more of the money they earn, less regulation, more freedom... I'm just spit balling.
DemFest 2015 begins on Aug. 21 and runs through Aug. 22. Confirmed attendees include Paul Davis, Kerry Gooch and Pratt Wiley.