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By John Hana
AP Political Writer 

Kobach enjoys outrage over his use of replica gun in parade

 


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach promoted his campaign for Kansas governor during a recent parade by riding for the first time in a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on back — and quickly drew the kind of the social media criticism that's hovered around him for years.

The Kansas City-area suburb that held the parade apologized to crowd members who were upset. But Kobach is not apologizing and said Tuesday he might use the jeep-with-gun even more than he initially intended. His campaign theme song is the late rock 'n' roll icon Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down," after all....



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