Laura Kelly's fund-raising outpaces rivals in race for Kansas governor

AP News Staff
October 31, 2018 - 7:07 am

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly has raised $900,000 more than Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach since the end of July in the tight governor's race.

The Kansas City Star reports that new campaign finance reports filed Monday show that Kelly has raised $2.3 million, Kobach $1.3 million and Independent Greg Orman $805,000 over that period. In the final weeks of the campaign, Kelly has half a million available to spend, compared to $61,000 for Kobach and less than $15,000 for Orman.

Kobach, who is nationally known for advocating tough immigration and voter identification policies, enjoys the support of President Donald Trump. But Kelly said in a statement that her advantage is "enthusiasm." She says Kansans of "all political stripes have a home in our campaign to rebuild our state."

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