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Wisconsin's Walker endorses Kansas governor in primary race

GOP primary is a crowded race

July 16, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has endorsed Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer as Colyer faces a crowded Republican primary featuring a serious challenge on his right.

Colyer announced the endorsement Monday. Walker said in a statement that he is backing Colyer in his bid to stay in office because Colyer has shown "real commonsense, conservative leadership."

Walker is among the nation's most prominent Republican governors and is seeking a third term in Wisconsin.

Colyer's opponents in the contentious Aug. 7 primary race include conservative firebrand and Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Kobach spokeswoman Danedri Herbert responded to Walker's action with an email saying, "So what? Who cares what some guy from Wisconsin thinks?"

Walker's endorsement of Colyer came a day before a planned Kobach fundraiser in Wichita with Donald Trump Jr.

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