We Have a Nominee

August 16

Dear Friends,

A historic Republican primary for governor came to an end Tuesday evening after Governor Jeff Colyer conceded to Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Colyer’s concession came after results from the provisional ballot count showed Kobach’s narrow lead widening. In a truly dignified act of leadership, Governor Colyer declined to prolong the election through recounts and lawsuits, and instead offered his support to his opponent.

Governor Colyer will be missed. After faithfully working side-by-side with Governor Brownback for more than six years, Colyer continued the Brownback legacy of standing up for life, family, and religious freedom. During his tenure Colyer sued the federal government for attempting to prohibit Kansas from denying state funds to Planned Parenthood and signed into law the provisions of the Adoption Protection Act.

Now, attention turns to the general election, where Kris Kobach faces Democratic nominee Laura Kelly and Independent Greg Orman. For Kansans concerned about protecting the dignity of every human life, honoring and restoring the importance of marriage and family as bedrock institutions of society, and ensuring that the fundamental human right of religious freedom thrives the choice is evident. Kelly and Orman are pro-abortion extremists who will use the powers of the governor’s office to advance an anti-family, anti-freedom agenda.

Now that the primary is over, Laura Kelly will attempt to soften her image and appeal to voters like you. She hopes you won’t find out about her record – a record which speaks for itself. Kelly voted against Adoption Protection (twice). She voted against a resolution condemning pornography. Kelly voted against Simon’s Law and the Disclose Act, the two most important pieces of pro-life legislation of the last two years. She even supports the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion.

Greg Orman is no more acceptable. Going back to his failed campaign against Senator Roberts, he has tried to conceal from Kansans his true colors. But, again, the record speaks for itself. Orman previously ran for Senate as a Democrat and has contributed thousands of dollars of his personal fortune to Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. He has described himself as pro-choice and “socially tolerant.” We know what that means.

Family Policy Alliance of Kansas® is proud to stand behind Kris Kobach as the only pro-life, pro-family, pro-freedom candidate for Governor.

Kris is a rock-solid champion of conservative Christian values. He has spent his career in public life unashamedly fighting for life, family, and religious freedom. I’ve been honored to get to know Kris and his wife, Heather, a bit over the last few years, and I can tell you that these aren’t merely political positions for them. The Kobachs models these values in their lives as homeschooling parents of five girls.

Despite the clear contrast between candidates, the race for governor is going to be extremely close. The liberal Kansas media will be working overtime to support their preferred candidates Laura Kelly and Greg Orman, relentless attacking and caricaturing Kris.

We need to have his back.


Eric Teetsel
President and Executive Director


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