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PoliticsKris Kobach files paperwork to run for Senate in Kansas

19:35  08 july  2019
19:35  08 july  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Kris Kobach files paperwork to run for Senate in Kansas© Provided by The Associated Press In this Oct. 6, 2018 file photo, Republican Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach addresses the crowd during a campaign rally held by President Donald Trump in Topeka, Kan. The former Kansas Secretary of State is planning to give a speech after months of considering a run for the U.S. Senate next year. Kobach confirmed in January that he was considering running for the Republican nomination for four-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts' seat. Roberts is not seeking re-election in 2020. Kobach lost the governor's race last year to Democrat Laura Kelly. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kris Kobach, the far-right former Kansas secretary of state who led President Trump's now-dismantled voter fraud commission, has filed paperwork to run for the Senate in Kansas.

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But Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach ’s office appeared to shut down Angus’ candidacy. Kobach , a Kansas Republican, is also running for “Because I cannot point to a law that sets any qualifications to run for governor. So a dog has never tried to file — I don’t know what would happen

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Kobach, a controversial figure whose name was floated to hold an immigration position in Mr. Trump's administration, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Monday. The Kansas Senate seat is opening up after 2020, since 83-year-old Sen. Pat Roberts isn't running for reelection.

Kobach ran for governor last year, and lost to Democrat Laura Kelly in the deep-red state. Mr. Trump supported Kobach, a supporter of much stricter voting laws and a hardliner on immigration.

"Kris Kobach, a strong and early supporter of mine, is running for Governor of the Great State of Kansas," Mr. Trump tweeted in August before the gubernatorial election. "He is a fantastic guy who loves his State and our Country - he will be a GREAT Governor and has my full & total Endorsement! Strong on Crime, Border & Military. VOTE TUESDAY!"

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The Kansas Secretary of State's Office said a dog that filed paperwork to run for governor is not eligible to serve in the position. The office of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who is also running for governor, appeared to bring Angus' candidacy to an end.

Kris William Kobach (born March 26, 1966) is the conservative Secretary of State of Kansas , serving since 2011. President Donald Trump appointed Kobach in 2017 as the Vice-chair of the Commission on Voter Integrity.

Kobach is expected to speak later in the day.

This a developing story and will be updated.

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