December 17, 2009
Contact: CiCi Rojas
KSGOP REACTS TO WIGGANS’ WITHDRAWAL
Topeka, KS – Kansas Republican Party Chair Amanda Adkins released the following statement today regarding Tom Wiggans’ announcement to withdraw from the race for Governor:
“Yesterday’s withdrawal by Tom Wiggans was one step towards the Kansas Democratic Party regaining its credibility, but with the emergence of such powerful evidence of alleged fraudulent business activity on his part, a withdrawal was inevitable.
The next step in the Kansas Democratic Party’s redemption is for it to donate Wiggans’ $10,000 contribution. Keeping the money as well as accepting any additional funding from him only leads to more questions about whether the party is for sale rather than reflecting the values of its members. A worthy recipient would be the Teachers’ Retirement Fund of Oklahoma—the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against Wiggans and his company.” – Amanda Adkins