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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Next Kansas governor is a surgeon; also a Brownback loyalist


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jeff Colyer is preparing to become Kansas' next governor after nearly a decade helping fellow conservative Republicans shape health care policy by drawing on his background as a plastic surgeon who squeezed in medical relief missions to disaster and war zones.

Loyal to GOP Gov. Sam Brownback, Colyer would be elevated when his two-term running mate resigns to become President Donald Trump's ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Trump nominated Brownback for the post.

Brownback wouldn't say Thursday whether he'll wait to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate...

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