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FILE - In this March 9, 2017, file photo, Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, and Gov. Sam Brownback participate in a humanitarian award ceremony at the statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Colyer is preparing to become Kansas' next governor after nearly a decade helping fellow conservative Republicans shape health care policy. Colyer would be elevated when Brownback, his two-term running mate, resigns to become President Donald Trump's ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. (Thad Allton/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)

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FILE- In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback gave a statement to the media in Topeka. Brownback signed a bill Thursday, June 15, that would increase spending on the state's public schools in an effort to comply with a court mandate. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)

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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback comments during a news conference about the Legislature's override of his veto of a bill increasing income taxes to fix the state budget, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Many Kansas legislators see their work toward complying with a state Supreme Court mandate on public school funding as unfinished. Brownback has until June 19 to act on the school funding bill and he and his aides haven’t hinted at his plans. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions from the media Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas House members watched the vote board Monday, April 3, 2017, as the House sustained Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of Medicaid expansion. The House fell three votes short of the two-thirds threshold for overriding him voting 81-44. (Thad Allton/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to the legislature in Topeka, Kan. Kansas' highest court on Thursday, March 2, 2017, ordered the state to increase its spending on public schools, which could further complicate the state's dire budget problems and increase pressure to undo large tax cuts championed by Brownback. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Gov. Sam Brownback takes questions from the media after signing the veto of the tax bill sent to him from the legislature in Topeka, Kan. Debates in the Kansas Legislature over taxes, expanding the state's Medicaid program and restoring guaranteed tenure for public school teachers illustrate how much clout Brownback and his allies have lost. (Thad Allton /The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, speaks of the tax bill he was sent last week at the Kansas Chamber annual dinner in Topeka, Kan., Tuesday night, Feb. 21, 2017. Brownback said Tuesday that he will veto a bipartisan bill that would roll back personal income tax cuts he's championed to help balance the state budget. (Thad Allton /The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

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Kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairwoman Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick, answers questions from reporters following a hearing on Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to erase a projected $320 million shortfall in the state's current budget, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Republican legislators are divided over his proposals (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers a question from a reporter during a news conference, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The Republican governor is not ruling out a tax increase to help balance the state's budget, though he thinks it would be harmful with the state facing what he calls a rural recession (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback spoke to the media Monday, May, 18, 2015, after signing a bill in his ceremonial office. When asked about his use of a private email the governor said that he has engaged in the practice since he was a U.S. senator. "I just thought, well, look, 'I'll just use the personal one and pay for that myself.” (Thad Allton/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

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In this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo, Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback speaks during a pro-life rally outside the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback, a strong abortion opponent, signed a bill Tuesday, April 7, 2015 making Kansas the first state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner/File)

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Kansas RepublicanGov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that he issued an executive order rescinding a former governor’s order barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring and employment throughout much of state government. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, has won his bed for re-election against Democratic challenger Paul Davis. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Democratic candidate for governor Paul Davis shake hands after a debate hosted by KWCH-TV Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Jaime Green)

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (left) and Sen. Pat Roberts, both Kansas Republicans, are facing tough re-election bids that analysts say has more to do with candidate troubles than with dissatisfaction with the GOP. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., center, takes questions while seated between Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., right, during a visit to the Johnson County Republican Headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)