Jeff Colyer says his job description as Kansas lieutenant governor requires him to be ready to take over as governor at any time and he’s gotten more attention in recent weeks because “the context has changed.”

Legislative leaders in both parties said they’ve had more contact with Colyer recently than in the past. Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, told reporters this month that fellow legislators believe GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is “looking for a ticket to D.C.” — a job with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.