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Hutton Launches GOP Campaign

Kris Kobach thinks there should be an age minimum to run.

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Zach C. Cohen
Sept. 26, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Former state Rep. Mark Hutton (R) launched his campaign on Monday in Wichita, releasing an introductory video and website that touts his business experience and saying, “The people of Kansas deserve a governor who works as hard as they do.” (National Journal)

“Saying that the state government is ‘not just broke, it’s broken,’ … Hutton … said the state needs a governor ‘who will do what’s right for Kansas, not just what’s right for their own political agenda.’ At the Statehouse, Hutton was among the first Republicans to publicly break ranks with his party to repeal [term-limited] Gov. Sam Brownback’s zero tax rate for owners of limited liability companies.” (Wichita Eagle)

TIME OUT. Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) said that the state “should consider an age requirement for the governorship. … Kobach said that he does not feel strongly about the issue, but that he would support it if the Legislature moved to enact a minimum age requirement to run for governor. The state, which is one a handful in the nation without an age requirement, has gained international attention in recent weeks after two high school students have launched campaigns for governor.” (Kansas City Star)

BACK IN. Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer (D) is returning to the campaign trail nearly a month after his grandson, Evan Brewer, was found dead inside a concrete structure in his home. (KWCH)

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