UPDATED: Colyer concedes governor’s race, backs Kobach

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(Updated to reflect comments from Kelly, Kobach campaign agenda)

Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded the GOP primary for governor to Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Tuesday night, ending a spirited and sometimes acrimonious campaign that drew the national spotlight.

Colyer's decision to end the campaign with Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann came just hours after Kobach's lead reached 345 votes when he picked up more votes in Johnson County, a place he lost on Election Day.

"This election may be the closest in America, but the numbers are not there," Colyer said. "Kansas is too important. Tracey and I . . .

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