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5:43 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Schodorf Officially Announces Secretary Of State Run

Former Republican state Sen. Jean Schodorf has formally announced that she'll run for Kansas secretary of state next year as a Democrat, hoping to challenge incumbent Republican incumbent Kris Kobach.

In remarks prepared for her kickoff event Wednesday, Schodorf vowed to fix what she calls a voter registration "mess." About 17,200 registrations are on hold because the prospective voters haven't presented proof of U.S. citizenship. Kobach says those incomplete registrations are not a problem.

Schodorf also criticized Kobach over his outside work on immigration issues. Kobach says he works full-time in the secretary of state's job and what he does in his spare time is up to him.

Schodorf lost her Wichita-area Senate seat after conservative Republicans targeted her in the August 2012 primary. She has since become a Democrat.