WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – KSN is your local election headquarters.
After several big Republican rallies in Kansas, Democratic candidates and supporters came together in large numbers today. They gathered to discuss how every vote counts.
Candidates could not say enough how important this election is, and on November 6th, they hope Democrats are voted in.
“Be the energy for these campaigns in the final 16 days,” said one Democrat.
“We got to fight angry, let’s go Democrats,” said Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, (D) Wichita, District 29.
Democratic leaders called for action Sunday at a rally with dozens of people. It featured pins, signs, and brochures with candidates names who are in competitive races…one being, the race for Congress…and Governor…that Democrats repeatedly said their candidates James Thompson and Laura Kelly, are the best fit for.
“You put Kris Kobach in office you are going to have a worse government, our government is going to go back to the Brownback days, it is going to be destroyed and we’re going to go further and further into debt,” said James Thompson, (D) Candidate for U.S. House, 4th District.
“The Governor’s race I think is super important because not only do we have a chance to have a woman leading us, but we have the best candidate.,” said Lacey Cruise, (D) Candidate for Sedgwick County Commission, District 4.
Lacey Cruse is running for a seat on the Sedgwick County Commission, and says there’s a need for more women representation in politics. She and other women also addressed the crowd on how important it is to put in your vote.
“Now it’s go time to really finish to the end, we have 16 days, lets finish this,” said Cruse.
“People say that your vote, my vote won’t count but it will, that one vote will make the difference on November sixth, please get out and vote, call a friend and say hey did you vote today, just get your souls, to the polls,” said Faust-Goudeau.
There was discussion about better healthcare, education, and returning power to the working people. As these were addressed, citizens cheered and clapped, and one I was able to visit with, says she’s making her vote count.
“I just support all the Democrats, particularly this year, it is so important to vote,” said Patricia Stryker, Andover.
Former Congressman Dan Glickman was also at the event and addressed the crowd. When KSN asked Thompson about President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence’s recent visits to Kansas, Thompson said he thinks they’re scared about the Democrats momentum.