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TOPEKA, Kan | After Kansas loss, Kobach could join Trump administration

TOPEKA, Kan.— Kris Kobach rode his national reputation as an advocate for tough immigration and voting rules to a job atop President Donald Trump’s short-lived election-fraud commission. But Kansas voters rejected his no-apologies conservatism in this week’s election for governor. Now the Republican’s hard-line, in-your-face approach could help him land his next political position, possibly … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | After Kansas loss, Kobach could join Trump administration

AP FACT CHECK: Kobach didn’t call schools ‘overfunded’

A new television ad in the Kansas gubernatorial race hits Republican Kris Kobach for his past comments on state school funding. Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly is running against Kobach, a fiery conservative backed by President Donald Trump, who says he will cut both spending and taxes and crackdown on immigrants living illegally in Kansas. … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Kobach didn’t call schools ‘overfunded’

TOPEKA, Kan. | Kobach aims to drive out migrants living in Kansas illegally

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Republican Kris Kobach says Kansas is spending $377 million a year on benefits for immigrants living in the state illegally, and he promises to put a stop to it if he’s elected governor. But the figure Kobach repeatedly cites comes from an anti-immigration group, which experts say uses questionable calculations. Most of … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Kobach aims to drive out migrants living in Kansas illegally

WASHINGTON | Trump breaks with aides, tweets endorsement of Kobach

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump overruled the warnings of aides Monday to endorse controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state’s Republican gubernatorial primary. In a morning tweet ahead of the Tuesday contest, Trump said Kobach has his “full & total Endorsement!” as he faces off against a field of candidates that includes … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump breaks with aides, tweets endorsement of Kobach