Kobach says he wants to do for Kansas what Trump done for US

WICHITA, Kan. (AP/KWCH) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told Donald Trump Jr. at a fundraising event that he wants to do for Kansas what the president has done for the country's blue-collar workers.

The president's son arrived nearly two hours late for a Wichita fundraiser for Kobach's campaign for governor after weather delayed his flight. The two sat down for friendly public chat before more than 250 supporters.

Kobach used the occasion to claim the American Civil Liberties Union had sent mailers supporting Gov. Jeff Colyer in the race - something both the ACLU and Colyer's campaign vehemently denied.

The ACLU does not endorse candidates and says its mission is to educate voters on candidate positions on civil liberties issues.

Colyer's campaign has called Kobach's claim "dirty tricks."

Trump Jr. appeared at another campaign fundraiser for Kobach that was held in November in Overland Park.

Kobach faces Jim Barnett, current Gov. Jeff Colyer, Patrick Kucera, Tyler Ruzich, current insurance commissioner Ken Selzer and Joseph Tutera Jr. in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.

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