Candidates for Kansas governor make final push for your vote

Published: Nov. 5, 2018 at 5:27 PM CST
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Monday provided candidates to be Kansas' next governor the final chance to campaign and appeal to voters who haven't yet cast their ballots and may be unsure about which candidate to support.

Republican Kris Kobach, Democrat Laura Kelly and Independent spent time in south central Kansas trying to get their messages out to voters.

"We're definitely trying to get voters excited and really, it's not that difficult to do because people are excited," Kobach says.

The Republican candidate says Sedgwick County and the surrounding area is one of his strongest areas of support.

"I think my opponents are hoping to maybe shave away a few votes in Sedgwick County and the western part of the state, which is my strongest part of the state," Kobach says. "I don't think they're going to be successful."

Monday, former Republican Kansas Governor Bill Graves joined Democratic candidate Laura Kelly on the road. Kelly's response to Kobach's confidence in Sedgwick County support: "We'll see about that."

"I think we have a lot of support going on in the Sedgwick County area," she says.

Kelly says she's seeing support from across the aisle leading up to Election Day.

"It's not just Democrats showing up at these events," she says. "We have a mix of Democrats, Independents and Republicans."

Kobach and Kelly deliver a final message to their supporters:

"In my case, I'm going to give you exactly what I'm telling you. I won't back down. I won't change my tune," Kobach says.

"I think I made it clear from the day I got into this campaign that I will be a governor for all Kansans," Kelly says.

Orman also stopped in Wichita Monday and says he'll continue to spread his message as a third-party candidate leading up to Tuesday.

"I don't want big government and high taxes and I don't want to shrink the government. I want better government and I believe I'm the person who can deliver that to the people of Kansas," Orman says.