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TheChat: Davis foresees a change in tone in Topeka

Can you believe those Royals?

“If we are successful in this campaign, there’s going to be a change in the tone in Topeka.” — Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, speaking Wednesday to The Star’s editorial board.

Davis’ point was that the defeat of Gov. Sam Brownback would send a signal to lawmakers that the political playing field in Kansas has shifted and lawmakers had better work with the new governor.

“I'm not going to go there.” — New York Rep. Steve Israel refusing to predict how House Democrats will do on election night.

There’s a growing sense that House Democrats are in big trouble, and Israel didn’t help matters Wednesday with his less-than-confident answers to questions. Republicans, meantime, are predicting gains to their 233 seats.

“A temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries afflicted with the virus is something that the president should absolutely consider along with any other appropriate actions as doubts about the security of our air travel systems grow.” — House Speaker John Boehner in a statement suggesting that President Obama consider banning flights from West African countries plagued by Ebola.

Boehner said the administration has to assure Americans that the country can stop the spread of the deadly disease.

“Go Royals!” — the staff of The Buzz celebrating another sweeeeep by the boys in blue.