Ex-GOP VP nominee to help Kan. gov’s campaign

Paul Ryan to attend Repbulican fundraisers
Ex-GOP VP nominee to help Kan. gov’s campaign

Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan will be in Kansas next week to attend Republican fundraisers for Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee will headline events on Sept. 25 at the Wichita Petroleum Club and at a private home in Mission Hills.

Ryan was Brownback’s legislative director for two years in the 1990s when Brownback served in the U.S. Senate. The fundraisers will benefit Brownback’s 2014 re-election campaign and the Kansas Republican Party.

Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis, of Lawrence, is the only announced Democratic candidate for governor.

Ryan and running mate Mitt Romney lost their White House bid in 2012, but Wisconsin voters re-elected Ryan to the U.S. House on the same day.