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Kansas GOP Director Says Trump Administration Jobs are Available for Governor Brownback

Governor Sam Brownback speaking earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Governor Sam Brownback speaking earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

There has been a lot of talk about Kansas Governor Sam Brownback possibly taking a job in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. A high-ranking official in the state Republican Party has now shed a little light on the behind-the-scenes talk.

There have been rumors that Governor Brownback could be offered a job such as agriculture secretary or an ambassador position, but there hasn’t been any talk about it from the governor himself. Questions from Kansas reporters have garnered answers like this:


“I’ve said a week or two ago, I’m just making no comments about anything regarding the Trump administration,” says Brownback.


The topic came up at a panel discussion Wednesday night at the Dole Institute of Politics on the University of Kansas campus. Clay Barker, executive director of the Kansas Republican Party, says the Trump administration is open to hiring Brownback.


“Someone on the Trump team told me that there are positions -I have no idea which ones- that if Governor Brownback wanted them, he could have them,” says Barker.


So, the question could be if Governor Brownback wants to stay working on his Kansas policies or step to a position on the national stage?

Stephen Koranda reports:

Stephen Koranda is KPR's Statehouse reporter.