Jeff Colyer has cancer, drops out of Kansas governor's race
August 29, 2021
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer announced Monday that he is dropping out of the 2022 race for governor after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
"While I have always focused on helping others, for the next few weeks I am going to focus on my health," said Colyer, a physician who served as governor for a little less than a year in 2018.
In his announcement, Colyer said he was endorsing Attorney General Derek Schmidt in the governor's race. Colyer had been Schmidt's main rival for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's reelection.