President Trump Issues Controversial Endorsement

  • 2018-08-06
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
President Trump Issues Controversial Endorsement
President Trump on Monday issued an endorsement for Kris Kobach, who is running for Governor of Kansas. Kobach has been a strong supporter of President Trump, endorsing him as a candidate.

According to The Hill:

President Trump on Monday endorsed controversial immigration hard-liner Kris Kobach for governor of Kansas.

Trump wrote in a morning tweet that Kobach is a "strong and early supporter of mine" and deserves the Republican Party's gubernatorial nod.


Trump's endorsement, which comes one day before voters in Kansas head to the polls in the hotly contested primary, is a snub to incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer (R), who took office in January after Trump nominated former Gov. Sam Brownback (R) to a State Department post.

A recent survey conducted by Kansas-based GOP polling firm Remington Research showed Kobach and Colyer tied at 32 percent in the crowded race.

Several conservatives have tried to talk Trump out of endorsing Kobach fearing he won't be able to win a general election against the Democrat challenger. That would be a  big blow in a traditionally red state like Kansas. 

[READ MORE: Trump's Endorsements In 2018]

 Source: TTN

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