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Kobach gets GOP foe in primary race

By The Herald Staff | 5/21/2014

LAWRENCE — With two Democrat candidates already nipping on Kris Kobach’s heels, the Kansas secretary of state also will face a primary challenger in his bid for re-election.

Scott Morgan, R-Lawrence, filed Wednesday in the race, joining Democrats Randy Rolston, Mission Hills, and Jean Schodorf, Wichita, on the ballot. Incumbent Kobach, a controversial figure because of his involvement in changing voter ID and gun laws in Kansas and other states, has not yet filed for office. The deadline is June 1.

LAWRENCE — With two Democrat candidates already nipping on Kris Kobach’s heels, the Kansas secretary of state also will face a primary challenger in his bid for re-election.

Scott Morgan, R-Lawrence, filed Wednesday in the race, joining Democrats Randy Rolston, Mission Hills, and Jean Schodorf, Wichita, on the ballot. Incumbent Kobach, a controversial figure because of his involvement in changing voter ID and gun laws in Kansas and other states, has not yet filed for office. The deadline is June 1.

Morgan criticized Kobach for being distracted by issues unrelated to the duties of the secretary of state position, the Topeka Capital Journal reported.

“I believe I’m uniquely qualified for this position and I believe the incumbent, Mr. Kobach neither wants the job, nor is very good at it,” Morgan said, according to the report. “Frankly, he’s become a bully.”

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