'No regrets' for teens who ran in GOP primary for KS governor

High school students Tyler Ruzich and Joseph Tutera Jr. brought in more than a combined 3,700 votes in Tuesday night's GOP primary for Kansas governor, according to results from the secretary of state's office.

That's almost 3,600 votes more than the current margin separating Kris Kobach and Jeff Colyer in the still-yet-to-be-decided race.

Now that Ruzich and Tutera are out of the race, they say they have no regrets about running.

"You can call us a spoiler or whatever it may be, but we deserved to be in this race just as anybody else is," says Ruzich, of Prairie Village.

Tutera, of Overland Park, says the pair did have an impact.

"It's funny seeing like nobody took us seriously until (Tuesday) night when they saw the impact we did have," he says.

The 2018 primary election could be the last we see of teen candidates for governor unless a new bill is reversed down the road. This new bill requires candidates for Kansas governor to be at least 25 years old.