TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Prominent Democrat and former state lawmaker Paul Davis is considering a run for Congress in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas.
Davis said Thursday that he expects to make a formal announcement about his plans this summer after spending several months talking to voters.
Davis was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2014, giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a tougher-than-expected re-election challenge. His Thursday announcement ends speculation that he might seek the governor’s office again. Davis is a Lawrence attorney and former Kansas House minority leader.
The 2nd District seat will be open because Republican incumbent Lynn Jenkins does not plan to seek re-election.
State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth launched a campaign for the GOP nomination earlier this month.