WASHINGTON, D.C.– More desperation is apparently showing on the part of Democrats regarding the Kansas Governor’s race, with a recent attack mailer sent to Sunflower State Republicans that shares a return street address used by a law firm retained by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and prominent national Democrat organizations.
The street address of the Perkins Coie law firm office in the nation’s capital was the same address listed on an internet search of the American Center, whose mailer promoting rogue Republican State Senator Dennis Pyle was distributed this week in Kansas. Pyle petitioned onto the state governor’s race ballot as an Independent after Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt won the August Republican primary. Perkins Coie is the legal counsel of record for the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Leadership Council, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and works for a number of other Democrats in the U.S. Congress.
Federal court documents show Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign hired Perkins Coie in 2015, which then retained the intelligence firm Fusion GPS to do opposition research on Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016. That association led to the Clinton campaign’s acquisition of the later debunked “Steele Dossier” as a part of what later became known as the failed Russia Hoax attack on Trump’s presidency.
The mailer attacks Schmidt on his stance on immigration, although the Attorney General and former state senator is in fact endorsed by border wall project initiator former President Trump, as well as by the National Border Patrol Council – the union that represents Customs and Border Patrol Agents.
The Review reached out to Perkins Coie’s Washington office Friday for comment but so far has not received a response.
Republicans say the move shows more fear on the part of national Democrats that the Kansas Governor’s seat will be another victim of “The Red Wave,” a surge of Republican wins in various races due to Democrat policy failures, expected to flip numerous state governorships and congressional and senate races.
“National Democrats are desperately meddling and misleading voters in Kansas,” said Shannon Pahls, executive director of the Kansas Republican Party. “They know Laura Kelly is losing, so they trot out Hillary Clinton’s law firm to fund a last-minute effort to lie to Kansans. Kelly and the Washington liberals spreading lies should be ashamed of themselves. Kansans won’t be fooled.”
The Democrat connection to Pyle’s campaign is the latest in recent fissures apparent in Democrat efforts to re-elect performance-plagued incumbent Laura Kelly.
Last week, Democrats and left-leaning state media were in fire extinguisher mode after it was revealed the Kansas Department of Commerce, headed by Kelly’s running mate Lt. Governor David Toland, funded organizations that sponsored “all ages” drag shows in Wichita in recent weeks.
State officials denied any direct connection of state funds to the drag performers, though a department of commerce logo was prominently displayed on promotional materials before organizers deleted social media posts for the event. ###
This is a developing story.