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What Kansans are Reading: Amanda Adkins’ Opposition to Tax Relief Makes Headlines

As Adkins wracks up a week of bad news coverage, her response falls flat

It’s only been a few weeks since Amanda Adkins trashed tax cuts that would save Kansans money at the gas pump – and it’s already making headlines across the state.

After a week of bad news coverage, Adkins released a statement once again slamming Rep. Sharice Davids’ efforts to suspend the federal gas tax and save Kansans money – a proposal backed by 68 percent of voters.

See some of what Kansans are reading and seeing about Adkins’ disregard for their pain at the pump:

Kansas Reflector: Davids renews call for suspension of federal gas tax; Adkins rejects idea as ‘gimmick’

  • Adkins, who is seeking the GOP nomination in the 3rd District after losing to Davids in 2020, denounced the idea with posts to social media.

  • She said suspension of the U.S. tax on gas wouldn’t “do nearly enough to help” families wrestling with higher costs of goods and services. She also criticized Democratic President Joe Biden’s energy policies.

  • “This ‘plan’ from Davids is a gimmick that won’t even make a dent in the extra $4,000 families in KS03 are paying due to inflation,” Adkins said. “As inflation continues surging, it breaks my heart knowing that behind every statistic is a Kansas family going without and struggling to make ends meet.”

KMBC: Rising gas prices are rapidly becoming a major facet of upcoming Kansas elections

Kansas City Star: As GOP hammers Democrats over fuel prices, Davids of Kansas pushes halting gas tax

  • Davids is already using opposition to the proposals to push back on her likely Republican opponent in the general election, Amanda Adkins, calling her a wealthy politician and implying she was out-of-touch with people who are hurting from the high gas prices.

  • Adkins’ campaign did not respond to a request for comment. Adkins lost to Davids by 10 points in the 2020 election.

  • On Twitter, Adkins has echoed the comments of Republican senators like Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, who have said suspending the gasoline tax wouldn’t do much to help people.


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