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Kobach says Donald Trump Jr. will return to Kansas for campaign

Kris Kobach said Saturday that Donald Trump Jr. will soon come back to Kansas to support his campaign for governor.

This time, the event will be in Wichita, Kobach said, though no other details were provided and a date has not been set.

Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state running for governor, made the announcement during the Kansas GOP 2018 State Convention in Wichita. President Trump’s son traveled to Overland Park for a Kobach campaign event last November.

“I was with him last weekend and he says he’s going to come to Kansas a second time,” Kobach said. “So if you missed him in Kansas City, we’re going to bring him to Wichita.”

Kobach has long been seen as the front-runner in the Republican primary and is closely tied with President Donald Trump’s administration.

But a poll reported on by The Star Friday showed Kobach and Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer are in a close race for the governor’s mansion. Colyer’s fundraising has also outpaced Kobach’s, according to the most recent campaign finance data.

Colyer, who took over as governor in January when Gov. Sam Brownback joined the Trump administration, had support from 23 percent of respondents, according to the poll. Kobach had 21 percent.

Hunter Woodall: 785-354-1388, @HunterMw