Since Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts announces that he will retire at the end of his tenure in 2020, some Republicans in Washington and Kansas have feared that a number of Republicans will jump into the race and share the ballot and the controversial one Kobach as the winner of elementary school.
Kobach, a former party leader, has a strong republican base based on his years as a hardliner of immigration, and advocates a bill requiring proof of citizenship to register in order to vote , But the message of the brand badge was rejected by the voters, and a federal judge overturned the law and found that Kobach violated the court because he had disobeyed the order to notify voters.
"Kris is a really tough candidate to beat in elementary school in Kansas," said Kansas State Rep. JR Claeys, Kobach's former campaign director for his unsuccessful governorship run in 201
"LOSER," criticized David Kensinger, campaign manager for Roberts and former Kansas Gov Sam Brownback, in a text message to CNN.
The Senate Republican official election campaign also criticized Kobach's candidacy before it was even announced.
"Just last year, Kris Kobach ran and lost to a Democrat," said Joanna Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee. "Now he wants to do the same, jeopardizing President Trump's presidency and the majority of the Senate, we know that Kansans will not let it happen, and we look forward to seeing the Republican candidate they will win next fall. "
Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner has officially declared the race for Roberts & # 39; seat, but also other prominent Republicans, including Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall, president of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Alan Cobb, president Kansas Senate Sen. Susan Wagle, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, former Governor Jeff Colyer – who defeated Kobach at the GOP Governor's Sprimar Stage – and Wink Hartman, a businessman who competed on Kobach's ticket as Governor.
Claeys said Kobach would benefit from running against a large number of Republicans candidates who claim that he will not have a "significant drop in his core support" in the 2018 election.
"If you lower the number required to win with multiple cre Good candidates, it makes it much easier for him to find the top 20s and the bottom 30% of the loyalty that overwhelm him," Claeys said ,
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans said they want Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo to stand as a candidate, which would likely result in Kobach or somebody else not winning the nomination. Earlier this year Pompeo said a Senate campaign for 2020 was "ruled out," but later reports pointed to something else.
Claeys said Pompeo was "almost impossible to beat".
Two Democrats – former MP Nancy Boyda and former US lawyer Barry Grissom – have also launched campaigns for the Senate.