Secretary of State Kris Kobach is criticizing his opponent in the Aug. 5 Republican primary for holding views on social issues that Kobach says are out of sync with the Kansas GOP’s conservative platform.
But GOP challenger Scott Morgan said Tuesday that the criticism shows that Kobach doesn’t care about his office.
Their exchange began Monday, the deadline for Kansas voters to switch parties. Kobach’s re-election campaign sent out a tongue-in-cheek statement reminding Morgan of the deadline and suggesting that he’d registered as a Republican by mistake.
Kansas gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis speaks at Wichita Area Technical College. Alongside him are running mate Jill Docking and newly appointed economic advisors Gary Sherrer, far right, and John Moore.
During stops in Kansas City and Wichita on Monday, gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis announced new advisors to his campaign, as well as ideas for fixing Kansas’ lagging economy.
After visiting an elementary school in Kansas City, Paul Davis made his way to the Wichita Area Technical College. Here, he introduced two former Kansas Lieutenant Governors as his economic advisors: Republican Gary Sherrer and Democrat John Moore. Sherrer, a lifelong Conservative, said that despite his affiliation, he supports the ideas coming from Davis and running mate Jill Docking.
Tea party candidate Milton Wolf is attacking both Republican U.S. senators from Kansas as he tries to unseat three-term incumbent Pat Roberts in the state’s GOP primary.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran declined Thursday to respond to Wolf’s criticism of him over his chairmanship of the Republican National Senatorial Committee.
Wolf contends the committee betrayed the Republican Party and its conservative base by supporting Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran in his hotly contested primary race against a tea party challenger. Cochran narrowly won a runoff earlier this week.
The daughter of a primary challenger to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had her voter registration put on hold temporarily because of a proof-of-citizenship requirement criticized by her father.
Republican Scott Morgan of Lawrence said Monday the Douglas County clerk’s office told his 18-year-old daughter, Grace, that her registration was incomplete because she hadn’t documented proof of her U.S. citizenship.
Democratic secretary of state candidate Jean Schodorf says the Kansas ethics commission has dismissed a Republican complaint accusing her of illegally soliciting contributions from lobbyists through Facebook.
Schodorf’s campaign said Wednesday that the commission had informed it of the decision after the panel’s regular monthly meeting.
The commission made no public announcement and typically doesn’t unless it sets a public hearing to consider sanctions.
The GOP filed the complaint last month against Schodorf, a former state senator from Wichita.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s challenger in the Kansas Republican primary is demanding that Kobach fully disclose his earnings from outside work by releasing his income tax records for the past three years.
GOP candidate Scott Morgan said Tuesday that voters deserve to know the extent of Kobach’s private financial dealings with other parties.
Kobach and his campaign spokeswoman did not immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.