UPDATED: Kelly cruises to victory; Kobach/Colyer locked in tight late-night race


(Updated to reflect additional comments from Kelly; inserts reference to female candidate winning gubernatorial primary in Michigan on Tuesday)

Riding a wave of support from the Democratic Party establishment, state Sen. Laura Kelly cruised to her party’s nomination in the Kansas governor’s race on Tuesday as Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer was engaged in a tight race with immigration firebrand Kris Kobach on the GOP side.

Considered the front-runner from the time she was backed early in the year by friend and former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Kelly dominated a five-person Democratic field with 51 percent of the . . .


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