The Kansas Democratic Party has fired its communications director over an online posting mocking three towns in the state’s southeast corner in crude language.
Party executive director Jason Perkey announced the dismissal of spokesman Dakota Loomis on Thursday.
Loomis posted a comment last week about the towns of Cherryvale, Columbus and Galena on a site dedicated to KU basketball. The since-deleted statement called them leading contenders for “most craphole small towns” in the state.
Perkey called the comment reprehensible. He said he and Joan Wagnon, state Democratic chairwoman, will travel Monday to southeast Kansas to offer personal apologies.
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Loomis issued a statement apologizing and saying people should not hold his comment against Kansas Democrats.
Several Republican state senators from the area had called upon Democrats to fire Loomis.