Greg Orman for Kansas

Media and Voters Buzz Over Orman/Doll Independent Ticket

At these early stages of the campaign, we are excited about all the positive momentum. Our welcoming of the highly respected Republican John Doll to our ticket is showing voters and the media that an independent ticket can and will win.

“I’m running with Greg Orman because I believe he is the best possible governor that Kansas could have,” John Doll said in his announcement to join Orman's ticket. “He places the people first, he’s not about party politics and the only master he will serve is the people of the state of Kansas.”

Read the latest coverage.

Garden City Senator Joins Orman’s Independent Campaign for Kansas Governor
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Orman, who has challenged special-interest allegiances of both major political parties, launched his campaign for governor in late January. The independent bid allows Orman to avoid the Republican and Democratic primaries and appear on the general election ballot in November, as long as he collects 5,000 signatures of registered voters by Aug. 6.

Independent Orman [Taps] Democrat-Turned-Republican For Kansas Governor Ticket
KCUR
Doll, 60, is a former teacher and basketball coach who grew up in a cattle ranching family. He’s now abandoning the Republican Party to join Orman’s campaign because, he said in a campaign news release, he believes the Johnson County businessman’s freedom from party politics would make him a better governor.
“The only master he will serve is the people of the state of Kansas,” Doll said in the release.

Republican State Senator Drops Party to Run on Independent Ticket
IVN News
Independent Kansas gubernatorial candidate Greg Orman announced Tuesday that State Sen. John Doll of Garden City will join his independent ticket for governor.
Doll also announced that he will switch his voter registration from Republican to independent, and has notified the Senate Republican Leadership of his decision to leave the party.

Doll Starts Campaign with Orman
The Hutchinson News
Independent gubernatorial hopeful Greg Orman, Lenexa, and his running mate, State Sen. John Doll, Garden City, both visited the Finney County Clerk's office in Garden City Wednesday, where Doll formally changed his political party affiliation from Republican to unaffiliated. The two embarked on a campaign swing in southwest Kansas that will continue Thursday with stops to include Dodge City.

Doll Breaks Ranks, Joins Orman
The Garden City Telegram
In a performative stand against the ostensible problems created by party lines in the statehouse, State Sen. John Doll of Garden City on Wednesday announced to his constituents that he was changing his "R" to an "I." Simultaneously, gubernatorial candidate Greg Orman publicly announced John Doll as his running mate on an independent platform.

W. Kan. Senator Selected as Orman’s Gubernatorial Running Mate
Hays Post
Gubernatorial candidate Greg Orman today announced state Sen. John Doll of Garden City as his running mate on an Independent ticket that will bypass the party primaries and qualify directly for the general election ballot in November.
Doll, 60, was to switch his voter registration from Republican to Independent following a speech to supporters in Garden City Wed. morning, and he’s notified Senate Republican Leadership of his decision to leave the party. Orman formally launched his campaign for governor Jan. 24.