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Most people in the room yelled “no,” proud that they don’t watch the network Trump loves to hate.

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The room broke into sustained applause. “That’s the kind of environment we’re in right now,” said Kobach. “The left is in that weird position where they don’t have an argument left. So what they do is they just call the Republican a racist. That’s what the new definition of racist is: It’s a conservative that’s winning an argument!”

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Kobach, who made a national name for himself as a conservative lightning rod, is closing his campaign on his terms. He did not mention public education in his speech, even though polls show funding for schools is the No. 1 concern even among registered Republicans in Kansas. Nor did Kobach mention health care or infrastructure.

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“He’s doubling down on what he knows and is comfortable with,” said one of the strategists, who is closely tracking the race. “Ballot security and immigration are great issues when you’re running for secretary of state, but for governor voters expect more. You have to graduate beyond that. They want to know what you’re going to do on issues that affect their day to day lives. You have to ask yourself: Is this a candidate who wants to make a point or win an election?”

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Both these Republicans want Kobach to prevail. House seats in Kansas next week.

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Just like Trump, who is also going all in on immigration in the homestretch before the midterms, Kobach thinks he has better instincts than the political professionals and believes his path to victory first and foremost depends on ginning up his base. “If Republicans vote in big numbers, we win a statewide election,” Kobach told the volunteers. “It’s just that simple.”

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Canada Goose sale The speculation among GOP elites in this state capital town is that Kobach will probably lose narrowly and Trump will quickly appoint him to an administration job. He would be difficult to confirm, even by a Republican controlled Senate. Just how difficult depends on the outcome of several Senate races next week. But he could also get a senior White House role that doesn’t require confirmation. Canada Goose sale

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Laura Kelly, Kobach’s Democratic challenger, noted that she’s been elected to the state Senate four times in a very red district because she’s willing to work across the aisle and stays focused on pocketbook issues, both qualities she says Kobach has never shown a willingness to even try. “Divisiveness vs. unity: That’s the major theme in this race and the major contrast between myself and Kris Kobach,” she said in an canada goose coats interview Thursday night. “Most Canada Goose sale people in Kansas really are very pragmatic and common sense and moderate. That’s what they miss here. I think Kansans are ready to be brought back together.”

Kelly was pleased when I told her that a GOP operative I’d just spoken with had complimented her message discipline. She name drops the unpopular former Republican governor Sam Brownback, who resigned in January to become an ambassador, and pivots to public education every chance she gets. “I was raised in a military family,” she said. “What can I say?”

Canada Goose Parka Several prominent former elected Republicans from the establishment wing of the party have buy pharmay cheapest. canada goose jacket endorsed Kelly over Kobach, including three term Sen. Nancy Kassebaum and two term governor Bill Graves. Graves, 65, noted canada goose that he’s the only Kansas secretary of state ever elected governor. “I’m hoping that’s a trend that will continue,” he quipped. He complained that Kobach politicized what should be the nonpartisan administration of elections. “Kris used it as a platform for his personal agenda,” said Graves. “There’s a certain taint to the office now.” Canada Goose Parka

cheap Canada Goose Graves said what worries him most, though, are the massive tax cuts Kobach is promising, which he is confident will create fiscal disaster for the state and force deeper cuts to popular programs that have already suffered. “K 12 and higher ed are on financial life support already, as it is,” said Graves. “The highway trust fund is essentially insolvent. The bond rating has been downgraded.” cheap Canada Goose.

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