Colyer concedes to Kobach in Kansas gubernatorial primary

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary to immigration and voter I.D. hardliner Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state, on Tuesday.

Colyer threw his support behind Kobach, who received an endorsement from President Trump shortly before last week’s vote.

Colyer said he called Kobach to congratulate him hours after a tally of votes in the state’s largest county failed to give him the votes he needed to erase Kobach’s narrow lead. Colyer said he had no intention of challenging the result or requesting a recount. “Kansas is too important,” he said.

Kobach will face projected Democratic nominee state Sen. Laura Kelly, as well as an independent candidate, Greg Orman.

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