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Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

Posted: October 22, 2014

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A Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state, and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come. Now he's fighting for his political life.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is in a tight election race

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is in a tight election race Charlie Riedel

Today on the show, a Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state, and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come. Now he's fighting for his political life.

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