(Updated to add comment from Schmidt campaign)
A day after it was declared that he gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot as an independent candidate, conservative state Sen. Dennis Pyle lost support from a Republican brand name: attorney general candidate Kris Kobach.
Very early Friday morning without much fanfare, Kobach quietly - or as quietly as someone can on social media - backed Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt for governor while taking a backhanded swipe at Pyle.
"We must elect a Republican to lead our state who will sign conservative legislation into law and I encourage every Kansan who values . . .
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