Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state and a Republican candidate for governor, wrote a letter to the editor of the Topeka Capital-Journal in 1986, when he was 20, about South Africa and its economy.
Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state and a Republican candidate for governor, wrote a letter to the editor of the Topeka Capital-Journal in 1986, when he was 20, about South Africa and its economy. File photo
Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state and a Republican candidate for governor, wrote a letter to the editor of the Topeka Capital-Journal in 1986, when he was 20, about South Africa and its economy. File photo

Kris Kobach at 20: Keenly focused on apartheid South Africa, not immigration

October 13, 2017 08:20 AM

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