October 18, 2018

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Another GOP Governor Endorses Laura Kelly Over Kris Kobach

KC Star: ‘Every living ex-governor of Kansas — except for Republican Sam Brownback — now supports Kelly over Kobach.’

In another blow to Republican chances in Kansas, a second former Republican governor shunned Kris Kobach today and endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly.

Former Kansas Gov. Mike Hayden cited Kelly’s ability to bring both sides of the aisle together to move Kansas away from the disastrous Sam Brownback experiment. Gov. Hayden also said, “After eight years of crisis, we cannot elect someone who wants to repeat the disasters of the past. Kris Kobach has promised to do just that — risking the future of our great state.”

Gov. Hayden becomes the second Republican governor to endorse Kelly, joining former Gov. Bill Graves, former U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum, and dozens of prominent Kansas Republicans. And it comes on the heels of 23 more Republican endorsements Kelly announced yesterday.

As the Kansas City Star noted, “Every living ex-governor of Kansas — except for Republican Sam Brownback — now supports Kelly over Kobach.’

Read more about Gov. Hayden’s endorsement in the KC Star HERE or below:

Another former GOP governor of Kansas just endorsed Dem Laura Kelly over Kris Kobach

A second former Republican governor of Kansas is spurning Kris Kobach’s run for the office in favor of Democrat Laura Kelly’s candidacy.

Former Kansas Gov. Mike Hayden, who served from 1987 to 1991, announced on Thursday that he is endorsing Kelly’s run for governor. He becomes the latest major GOP official along with former Gov. Bill Graves and former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum to support the state senator from Topeka.

Every living ex-governor of Kansas — except for Republican Sam Brownback — now supports Kelly over Kobach.

“After eight years of crisis, we cannot elect someone who wants to repeat the disasters of the past,” Hayden said in a statement. “Kris Kobach has promised to do just that — risking the future of our great state.”

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“This is a critical year for the state of Kansas,” Hayden said. “No one can sit on the sidelines in this election.”

Hayden said “after much thought and analyzing” he felt that Orman could not win the governor’s race.

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