Guv Kelly Disputes Daily Mail Story About Kansas Drag Show State Sponsorship

We clipped the money line but at this point the news item is HOPELESSLY SPLIT ALONG PARTISAN LINES . . . Ironically, that would be a great tag line for a REALLY raunchy adults-only drag show that TKC would TOTES attend.

Here's the prog blog not so hot take . . .

"Government funding wasn’t used for the event. The Kelly administration moved quickly to debunk the Daily Mail story, but Schmidt’s campaign continues to press the false narrative. Schmidt demanded an apology from the governor for promoting a drag show."

The Kansas Department of Commerce provides grant funding for initiatives that use the arts to enhance community vitality, revitalize neighborhoods, generate local business, create and preserve job opportunities, and promote tourism. The agency, though the Kansas Creative Arts Industries, provided a grant to Harvester Arts to support a residency by artist Aaron Asis. Harvester Arts didn’t use state money on the drag show in question.

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Kansas Republicans seize on false report about drag show to attack Gov. Laura Kelly - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Kansas Republicans were so excited by a drag performance, they didn't bother to question false reporting that said the state provided funding for the event. Instead, they seized an opportunity provided by the U.K. Daily Mail to bash Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly during the final stretch of a tightly contested race for governor.