Politics

Trump Gives Full-Throated Endorsement Of Kris Kobach For Kansas Governor

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump delivered a full-throated endorsement for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Twitter.

Kobach is currently challenging sitting Kansas governor Jeff Colyer. Kobach has long been a staunch ally of the president on the issues of immigration and voter fraud. The Kansas secretary of state played a prominent role in Trump’s efforts to discern whether millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election.

Kobach does not necessarily need to win a majority of primary votes cast Tuesday but merely a plurality. Some establishment GOP organizations worry that Kobach’s ties to the White House and Trump’s most controversial programs will stem his election chances in November.