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Kobach-Colyer Still too Close to Call

Brock Kappelmann - August 8, 2018 5:45 am

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Latest on the primary election in Kansas (all times local):

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the GOP can’t wait until the close party primary for governor is resolved next week to start campaigning against Democrats, so he will start immediately.

Kobach was leading Gov. Jeff Colyer in a race too close to call Wednesday morning. Kobach said it’s possible that his current 191 vote advantage will disappear when outstanding votes are counted next week and that Colyer could end up being the nominee and “taking the baton” of the campaign.

But he said it’s imperative that the party not wait to start the general election campaign, because the Democrats won’t wait.

Colyer was not conceding the race. In a statement, he cited the close results and “extraordinary problems” in Johnson County, the state’s most populous county.

Democratic Party

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Veteran Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly wins Democratic nomination for governor after stressing her Statehouse experience.

Secretary of State

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab, best known as the father of a boy who died in a Kansas City water park accident, has won the Republican primary for secretary of state. Schwab prevailed in a five-person race Tuesday for the GOP nomination. He is the Kansas House speaker pro tem and has served 14 years in the Legislature. Schwab is from Olathe and will face Democrat Brian McClendon, a former Uber and Google executive from Lawrence.


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall wins Kansas Republican primary for U.S. House District 1; to face Democrat Alan LaPolice .

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Rep. Ron Estes wins Kansas Republican primary in U.S. House District 4.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – James Thompson wins Kansas Democratic primary in U.S. House District 4, advances to face GOP Rep. Ron Estes in November

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder wins Republican primary in swing district Democrats hope to flip in November.


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