UPDATED: Kobach claims ‘tentative’ victory; Colyer optimistic election will go his way


(Updated to reflect response from the Kelly campaign; Colyer comment; edits throughout)

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Wednesday claimed a tentative victory in the Republican primary for governor, saying it is imperative to immediately start running a general election campaign.

Even while allowing that his 191-vote lead might change, Kobach said Republicans can't afford to give their opponents any time as the final results are sorted out.

"This is a tentative victory and I am carrying the baton for this first week with the full knowledge that I may hand the baton to Jeff if the . . .


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