Kobach turns to former special Trump aide, Koch political operative


Republican Kris Kobach on Monday turned to a mysterious former special assistant to President Donald Trump to help him remain on the ballot in the governor's race.

In a brief appearance by phone at Monday's Objections Board hearing, Mike Roman defended Kobach against efforts by liberal activist Davis Hammet to knock the secretary of state off the ballot, partly over questions about mail-in votes that weren't counted because of mismatched signatures.

Roman, whom the Kobach campaign hired when it thought it might face a recount in the primary, generated . . .


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