OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The two leading Republican candidates for governor exchanged pointed criticisms during the last party-approved debate before the August primary.
Watch a replay of the debate here.
Supporters of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach repeatedly tried to shout down Gov. Jeff Colyer Thursday night when he attacked Kobach during a debate at Johnson County Community College.
Colyer focused on Kobach’s heavily-criticized performance during a court hearing defending the state in a federal lawsuit over voter registration regulations. He pointed out that Kobach was fined $1,000 by a federal judge for lying and was required to take classes on legal procedure.
Kobach presented himself as a candidate who would fight hard for conservative social values, saying he wouldn’t be just a “steady hand on the tiller.”