Trump endorsed Kris Kobach for the Republican nomination for governor of Kansas in spite of recommendations of his advisors. I think this is great – Kobach will probably do worse in the general election than the incumbent Republican governor. Good job, Trump!
What a disaster for the KS-GOP https://t.co/fI089F2mr6
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) August 6, 2018
— CNN (@CNN) August 6, 2018
Republicans were fearing this, worried Trump would push Kobach through in Tuesday primary – and thereby give Democrats a shot to win a gov race in a red state https://t.co/wraEYSbGdd
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 6, 2018
President Trump has backed Kris Kobach in his race to be governor of Kansas. it was a move that Republican governors and some of Trump's aides tried to avert. https://t.co/FN4SjaTLJ4
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 6, 2018
'Strong on crime'? Kobach was in contempt of court. https://t.co/o2ehKFqAr6
— Pitt Griffin (@pittgriffin) August 6, 2018
Kobach led Trump's voter fraud commission which disbanded having found no evidence of the president's long-debunked 3-5 million fake voter claim. https://t.co/LpL5vLxSIE
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 6, 2018
I have a section on Kris Kobach in my new story on ICE–he's the intellectual architect of Trump immigration policy; he popularized the theory of "self-deportation" and wrote the pernicious laws that provided the spiritual model for the administration. https://t.co/MTZjPKhVNd
— Franklin Foer (@FranklinFoer) August 6, 2018
Kris Kobach's record speaks for itself: He's defrauded taxpayers to enact his racist agenda, losing continuously in court. As Secretary of State, his office carelessly posted thousands of social security numbers online.
— ACLU (@ACLU) August 6, 2018
Kobach led Trump's voter fraud commission. Along with the president, who claims 3-5 million people voted illegally, Kobach said there was widespread voter fraud, but he never provided any evidence. The commission met twice and faced multiple lawsuits before disbanding. https://t.co/DeMWO7Eni3
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 6, 2018
WHAT A STORY, by @ProPublica: Kobach went around helping towns pass anti-immigration ordinances, & then got himself hired to defend them in court. Towns then spent millions on legal fees, faced financial crisis, & usually lost—while Kobach earned $800K. https://t.co/usaRYSn7RU pic.twitter.com/0JIMoOBrs4
— Taniel (@Taniel) August 1, 2018
Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kris Kobach’s gubernatorial campaign employs three men who are members of a white nationalist group: https://t.co/RqhpaslTgX
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) August 3, 2018
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 6, 2018
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 6, 2018
Source tracking Kansas gov race saw polls last week that had Kobach up narrowly but then Colyer pulling even by end of week.
The Monday track after Trump got behind Kobach?
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 7, 2018
update after the primary which is still too close to call:
He is simply a slimy, awful, racist, lying excuse for a human being. Shameful to all those who voted for him https://t.co/gExK2eqrAr
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) August 9, 2018
Well that seems like maybe kinda a big deal, no? https://t.co/CoBmuy1rsI
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 9, 2018