HOTLINE EXTRA: Hutton Announces Run for Kansas Governor

Former Kansas state Rep. Mark Hutton (left)
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Sept. 25, 2017, 8 p.m.

Hutton joins crowded GOP field for Kansas governor

Former Kansas state Rep. Mark Hutton announced Monday that he will run for governor, releasing an introductory video and website that tout his business experience. “The people of Kansas deserve a governor who works as hard as they do,” Hutton says in the video. He is the sixth major candidate to enter the Republican primary; the others include Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, who is set to replace term-limited Gov. Sam Brownback if he is confirmed for an ambassadorship.

Coffman throws down the gauntlet

Republican Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado is inviting former GOP Rep. Tom Tancredo to challenge him in a primary, reports KUSA-TV. Tancredo has called for someone to challenge Coffman because of his moderate immigration stance. Said Coffman: “He’s going to have one of his friends do that—one of his white supremacist friends—try and run against me. Why not him?”

McAuliffe to keynote Ohio State Dinner

The Ohio Democratic Party announced Monday that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will keynote its annual State Dinner on Oct. 29 in Columbus. The fundraising event will also feature the second debate between the Democratic candidates vying to replace term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich.

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