Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgKansas First Lady Mary Brownback (center) visited Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village Friday.Kansas First Lady makes surprise appearance in Prairie Village. Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback on Friday surprised residents at the Brighton Gardens senior living community in Prairie Village with a visit.Steve Rose takes “RINO hunters” to task, endorses Davis for Governor. Former Johnson County Sun publisher and longtime northeast Johnson County resident Steve Rose used his column in Sunday’s Kansas City Star to announce his endorsement for Paul Davis over Sam Brownback in the governor’s race. “How can any Republican who cares about Kansas rally around a governor who is bankrupting the state?” Rose wrote. “Even though Sam Brownback has an ‘R’ beside his name, his agenda is killing Kansas. Virtually all moderate Republicans — or RINOS — share one priority. It is education — K-12 public education and higher education. Brownback’s tax-slashing policies will inevitably lead to great harm to both, because there simply will not be sufficient funds to support them.” Earlier this month Rose announced he supported Pat Roberts for reelection to the U.S. Senate. [Call me a RINO and hear me roar for Paul Davis for Kansas governor — Kansas City Star]Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to campaign for Brownback in Mission Hills. Prominent national Republican figure Bobby Jindal will be in northeast Johnson County today for a private fundraising event at the home of Mission Hills residents Donna and Daniel Thomas. Tickets for the event cost from $500 to $4,000.Northeast Johnson County legislators among group announcing support for Roberts. A handful of northeast Johnson County political figures added their names to the list of more than 50 current and former elected officials publicly endorsing Pat Roberts for reelection. The NEJC signees were: State Sen. Kay Wolf, State Rep. Stephanie Clayton, Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn and Kansas Board of Regents member Fred Logan.KUSports looks at Montell Cozart, Jordan Darling as part of 2013 recruiting class. KUSports.com over the weekend took a look at the legacy of former Jayhawks football coach Charlie Weis’s 2013 recruiting class, which included two quarterbacks from northeast Johnson County: Bishop Miege’s Montell Cozart, who has seen time as the Jayhawks’ starter, and SM East’s Jordan Darling. [Kansas football Class of 2013 high school recruiting haul nearly completely fruitless — KUSports.com]last_img