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Kobach Has Fundraiser With Rocker Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent's Fundraiser For Kris Kobach

June 23, 2018 - 8:54 pm

About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested outside.

Kobach and Nugent raffled off an AR-15 rifle during their event at a Kansas City-area community center. A similar weapon was used in a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school in February.

Kobach said Nugent is the nation's best-known gun rights advocate. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, is trying to unseat Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Aug. 7 primary.

Kobach rides in parades in a jeep with a replica machine gun on the back despite ongoing criticism.

He told a crowd in Salina earlier: "I don't back down. I double down."

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