As the first provisional votes began to trend in favor of Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the dead heat finish between he and Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, the latter man has already conceded the race. Gov. Colyer stopped short of endorsing Mr. Kobach by name, but says he hopes ‘a Republican wins in November.’ Though Kobach’s lead had only increased to just over 300 votes, it was clear Mr. Colyer saw that the trend would continue to cut against him. The original count saw Colyer trailing by just 121 votes statewide. The Governor also says he will not ask for a recount.
Mr. Kobach will now face state Sen. Laura Kelly (D-Topeka) and credible Independent candidate Greg Orman in what will be a competitive general election.
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