Lawrence Journal-World: ‘Orman campaign treasurer resigns, endorses Kelly, says Kobach must be stopped’
In case you missed it, Greg Orman’s campaign treasurer resigned from the campaign today, and immediately endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly for Kansas governor. In his endorsement, former Republican State Senator Tim Owens wrote “Electing Kris Kobach governor is one of the worst things that could happen to our state.”
Read more from the Lawrence Journal-World below:
Independent candidate Greg Orman’s campaign treasurer resigned Tuesday and endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly in the race for Kansas governor, according to the Kelly campaign.
Tim Owens, a former Republican state senator from Overland Park, announced his departure in a news release issued by the Kelly campaign around 2:30 p.m.
“Effective today, I have resigned my position as treasurer for the Orman for Kansas campaign. It is time to unite behind Senator Laura Kelly and stop Kris Kobach,” Owens stated in the release, referring to the Republican candidate.
“I’ve been a friend and colleague to Greg Orman for several years,” Owens said in the release. “I supported his run for Senate in 2014 and I until today I supported his run for governor. However, this is a critical election for Kansas. We cannot risk the future of our state.”