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President Trump To Campaign In Kansas For Kobach, Watkins

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President Donald Trump will campaign in Topeka next month for Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins.

President Donald Trump will campaign in Kansas next month.

The Kansas Republican Party said in a news release Thursday that Trump will hold a rally on Oct. 6 in Topeka for Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and for Steve Watkins, the GOP candidate in the 2nd Congressional District.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Topeka Expocentre. Doors to the event will open at 3:30 p.m.

"Kansas families are keeping more of their hard-earned paychecks and our service members and veterans are receiving much-needed support under the President's policies," state GOP Chairman Kelly Arnold said in a statement. "The President knows Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins will lead Kansas in the right direction."

Kobach, the secretary of state, won a tight primary against Gov. Jeff Colyer in August. A supportive tweet from Trump on the eve of the election was credited in part for Kobach’s victory.

Kobach is facing two key challengers in the governor’s race: Democrat Laura Kelly and independent Greg Orman.

Watkins emerged from a crowded field to win the GOP primary in the 2nd District. Watkins, a first-time candidate, faces Democrat Paul Davis in the Nov. 6 general election.

Tom Shine is the director of news and public affairs. Follow him on Twitter @thomaspshine. To contact KMUW News or to send in a news tip, reach us at news@kmuw.org.