Ex-Kansas governor launches bid; GOP rivals test key themes
April 18, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer on Monday formally launched his campaign to reclaim the office in 2022, portraying himself as the true conservative in the Republican primary as his main GOP rival questioned his electability.
Colyer and Attorney General Derek Schmidt highlighted key campaign themes with the August 2022 primary still more than 15 months away. Colyer played to some conservatives' fears that Schmidt really is a moderate.
Schmidt questioned whether Colyer can unseat Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. She defeated then-Secretary of State and polarizing conservative...