Former Kansas Secretary of State and 2018 failed Republican gubernatorial nominee Kris Kobach announced that he will run for the open Kansas Senate seat next year. The move will intensify efforts to convince US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to return to his home state to run.
Mr. Kobach was accused of running a lackluster and poor campaign for Governor that allowed then-state Sen. Laura Kelly (D) to win a 48-43% statewide victory. Mr. Kobach was also criticized for his handling of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, where he was the top administrative member, which disbanded without registering any significant accomplishments.
Even the National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman responded with a negative tweet, saying that Kobach could again lose and “simultaneously put President Trump’s presidency and the GOP Senate majority at risk.”
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