Brownback sets goal of 100K new jobs in Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he’ll work to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs over four years if he’s re-elected.

Brownback announced his goal Tuesday as part of a platform that his campaign calls “Road Map 2.0.” It follows up on a set of goals he outlined in seeking his first, four-year term in 2010, called “The Road Map for Kansas.”

The governor was having rallies in Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita to unveil his platform.

Brownback said four years ago that he wanted to increase private-sector employment. Since he took office in January 2011, the state has added nearly 55,000 private sector jobs.

Critics note that the percentage of job growth is lower than the U.S. figure.

Brownback faces a tougher-than-expected race against Democratic challenger Paul Davis.

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