A staunch ally of President Donald Trump and a strong advocate of his policies has won the closely contested Republican nomination for the Kansas governor’s race.
Kris Kobach won the race on Tuesday after incumbent Governor Jeff Colyer ended his campaign to keep his job.
Kobach, whose win marks another successful endorsement for Trump, had received 128,543 votes, or 345 more votes than Colyer in the latest tally for the August 7 primary election.
“I’ve just had a conversation with the secretary of state and I congratulated him on his success and I repeated my determination to keep this seat in Republican hands,” Colyer said at a news conference.
“This election is probably the closest in America but the numbers are just not there, unless we were to go to extraordinary measures,” Colyer said.
In a statement, Kobach thanked his rival, saying, “I look forward to working with Gov. Colyer and all Republicans to keep Kansas red in…