Morgan to take on Kansas Secretary of State Kobach

(AP Photo/John Hanna)
(AP Photo/John Hanna)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence Republican is challenging incumbent Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, saying he wants to restore sanity to the office.

Scott Morgan announced Wednesday he was filing for the race. His background includes working for former Kansas Republican senators Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum.

Kobach is seeking a second term. He has taken strong positions in Kansas and other states on election laws and immigration issues, and is currently embroiled in federal litigation over Kansas laws requiring proof of citizenship from people registering to vote.

Morgan says Kobach isn’t serving the office or Kansas residents by pursuing his agenda.

Former state senator Jean Schodorf, of Wichita, is running for secretary of state as a Democrat after switching her affiliation from the Republican party. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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