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Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas


August 16, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want.

Kobach, who serves as secretary of state, has earned a national reputation for his tough views on illegal immigration, his push for voting laws such as photo ID and proof of citizenship requirements and a full-throated endorsement from President Donald Trump.

But Democrat Laura Kelly, a longtime state senator, will have to navigate a minefield, including the popularity of Trump among state Republicans and the prospect of an independent candidate who could pick o...

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