Ex-Colyer chairman backing Orman in Kansas governor's race


August 26, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer's campaign chairman surprised him Monday by endorsing a Kansas City-area businessman running for governor as an independent, even though his former boss is backing Republican Kris Kobach after losing to him in the Republican primary.

Independent Greg Orman's campaign announced that Steve Baccus will become one of Orman's campaign co-chairmen. Baccus is a central Kansas farmer who served as president of the Kansas Farm Bureau for 12 years before retiring from that job in 2014.

Orman and the Democratic nominee, state Sen. Laura Kelly, of Topeka, a...

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