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Donald Trump Jr. To Campaign For Kobach

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Donald Trump Jr. will be the featured guest at a reception and fund raising dinner at an Overland Park hotel.

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.

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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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