Her decision not to seek either office appears to clear away the threat of a primary challenger for U.S. Rep. Ron Estes. It also means she will not join a growing field of Republican candidates for governor.
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer says he was disappointed by an email sent by a Kansas Department of Corrections official advising how a possible special session to increase pay for corrections workers could affect the governor’s office.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s Republican rivals for governor criticized what they see as a lack of commitment to Kansas as Kobach refuses to quell rumors that he might get a position in President Donald Trump’s cabinet.
President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Gov. Sam Brownback to a post in his administration could impact whether one of Trump’s closest allies in Kansas can capture the Republican nomination for governor next year.