OLATHE, Kan. — The Independent ticket of Greg Orman and Sen. John Doll today clinched access to the general election ballot following verification of signatures by the Secretary of State’s office as part of the campaign’s ballot petition. The candidates for Gov. and Lt. Gov. will give Kansas voters a viable Independent choice in the Nov. election for the first time in generations.
The Orman for Kansas campaign submitted more than 10,000 signatures of Kansas voters to Topeka on Aug. 6. By state law, Independent candidates must collect at least 5,000 signatures to qualify for the general election ballot.
“Despite the best efforts of both parties to avoid electoral accountability by preventing anyone but their own from accessing the ballot, Sen. Doll and I will give Kansas voters a true Independent choice in this election for the first time in generations,” said Greg Orman.
”I'm running for governor because we have been shut out of our own government by partisan politics and nationally-driven agendas. Over the next 12 weeks, Sen. Doll and I will be traveling the state and making our case to voters that we’re no longer willing to stand by as party bosses and special interests run our state into the ground,” Orman said.
The campaign began a statewide ad campaign last month with two spots now airing on broadcast and cable television across Kansas and reported over $450,000 cash on hand entering the general election.