Donald Trump Jr. To Campaign For Kobach
Donald Trump Jr. is topping the bill at a fundraiser on Tuesday night for Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach, the perceived front-runner in a crowded Republican field.
Kobach, a conservative in the mold of President Trump, is literally banking on the ability of the president’s eldest son to draw a crowd despite increasing legal scrutiny of his ties to Russians who may have attempted to manipulate the outcome of the presidential election.
Trump Jr. will be the featured guest at a reception and $200-a-plate dinner at an Overland Park hotel.
Kobach was an early supporter of Trump’s candidacy and is the vice-chair of a controversial commission charged with investigating voter fraud.
Most election experts say there is no evidence that fraud is a significant problem in U.S. elections, but Kobach backs President Trump’s claim that millions of illegal votes for Hillary Clinton cost him the popular vote.
Jim McLean is managing director of KMUW's Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KMUW, Kansas Public Radio and KCUR covering health, education and politics in Kansas. Follow him on Twitter @jmcleanks.
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