Republican gubernatorial candidate and
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback says the state needs to do a better job of
attracting jobs to rural areas.
Speaking in Manhattan on Wednesday, Brownback said he'd create
rural "enterprise zones" and use the same incentives the state
now uses to bring jobs to urban and suburban areas.
He also said as governor he'd push for more broadband Internet
service in rural areas.
Brownback began a 32-city bus tour Wednesday to tout his "Road
Map for Kansas" goals. They include creating more private sector
Brownback also received the Kansas Farm Bureau's endorsement.
Kansas Democratic Party Executive Director Kenny Johnston said
the bus tour is an attempt by Brownback to run from a bad record in