UPDATED: Ethics commission receives inquiries about Kobach, Orman text messages


(Updated: Adds comment from Orman, Kobach campaigns)

State ethics officials on Monday fielded inquiries about text messages from the same phone number urging to voters to back independent candidate Greg Orman and Republican Kris Kobach in the Kansas governor's race.

One text message sent Monday — less than 24 hours before the polls open — noted that Democrat Laura Kelly once had an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. It said, "Greg Orman has consistently supported common sense gun laws. Vote Greg Orman. It matters."

Another text came from the same phone number on Sept. 28, saying, "Kris Kobach is . . .


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