Kobach’s strained relationship with Kansas agriculture


The question at a recent Republican gubernatorial candidate forum seemed like a softball.

What will you do about government overregulation if elected governor?

Secretary of State Kris Kobach took a big swing.

“I have fought the federal government and its regulations directly in many times, in many scenarios, in many ways,” Kobach said.

He boasted of standing up against federal environmental protections of the lesser prairie chicken, rules that could have potentially stymied the state’s wind, agriculture and energy industries.

Indeed, four years ago, Kobach supported legislation barring the federal government from protecting the lesser prairie chicken in Kansas . . .


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