Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has sent a message criticizing government dependence and touting his welfare reforms to his supporters.
The email was sent Wednesday night by governor's office spokeswoman, Melika Willoughby.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Brownback's office regularly has sent out emails lauding his policies since he was re-elected.
In the email, the Republican governor accuses Democrats of trying to "increase the number of Americans who are dependent on the government."
A bill Brownback signed in April that solidified a work requirement for able-bodied welfare recipients without dependents also was praised in the email.
The email sparked backlash on social media, with critics pointing out that Brownback hasn't fulfilled his promise to create more jobs.