Gov. Race

Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP
August 15, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Democrats in Kansas might be cheering that President Donald Trump's pick for governor — Secretary of State Kris Kobach — has emerged from a fiercely contested primary. But they face considerable challenges as they look to take back the governor's mansion after eight years of Republican control...
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August 14, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach slightly widened his lead Tuesday over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the tight Republican race for governor after the state's second largest county released its count of provisional ballots. The counting began Monday in the contentious Aug. 7 Republican primary. The work...
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Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP
August 10, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stepped aside from his duties as the state's top elections official Friday until his hotly contested Republican primary challenge to Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved, but Colyer argued that Kobach still has a conflict of interest because Kobach is handing his...
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August 06, 2018 - 9:21 pm
President Donald Trump is endorsing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the state's GOP gubernatorial primary. In a Monday morning tweet ahead of the Tuesday contest, Trump says Kobach has his "full & total Endorsement!" Kobach advised the Trump campaign and has continued to advise the...
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August 06, 2018 - 9:12 pm
Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman has submitted petitions with more than 10,000 signatures to get on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor. Orman's campaign delivered the petitions Monday to the Kansas secretary of state's office. He needs the signatures of 5,000...
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July 31, 2018 - 10:08 pm
A businessman running for Kansas governor as an independent has donated $650,000 of his own funds to his campaign. Greg Orman's contributions allowed his campaign to raise $1.3 million in cash. A Republican candidate, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, made similar moves by borrowing heavily...
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Dreamstime
March 09, 2018 - 5:20 pm
A former Kansas legislator who founded a Wichita construction company has dropped out of the crowded race for governor. Former state Rep. Mark Hutton announced Friday that he was leaving the race for the Republican nomination. He trailed Gov. Jeff Colyer and Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer in...
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Dreamstime
October 19, 2017 - 9:03 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Four teenagers who are running for governor of Kansas got a chance to discuss their policy positions at a forum in front of other high school students. The candidates, all under 18, appeared together Thursday at Lawrence Free State High School, where they discussed issues such...
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October 16, 2017 - 4:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's run for the Republican nomination for Kansas governor is getting a boost from President Donald Trump's son. Kobach announced Monday that Donald Trump Jr. will be in Kansas on Nov. 28 for a campaign fundraiser. Kobach is vice chairman of...
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Dreamstime
August 21, 2017 - 10:30 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A top Democrat lawmaker says he is joining the crowded race to replace Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. House Minority Leader Jim Ward of Wichita announced his candidacy Saturday. He had named former Democrat Party chairman Lee Kinch as his campaign treasurer earlier this week...
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