The polarized conservatives first made a political move by appointing a treasurer to run for the Attorney General of Kansas. He then held a press conference on Thursday to confirm his candidacy.
“On many issues trying to limit the rights of Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment from the takeover of federal elections, the Biden administration and parliamentary allies have ignored constitutional restrictions on federal power. The most important officer to counter is the Secretary of Justice, “said Kobach, implying that if elected, he would take on the White House on the above issues.
Prior to this practice, Mr. Kobach was Secretary of State of Kansas from 2011 to 2019 and worked closely with the former President. Donald Trump..
Kobach’s relationship with the president included working on a committee that Trump created to investigate possible fraud during the 2016 election race. The committee was later disbanded because it could not find evidence of widespread fraud.
He then ran for governor in 2018, but lost the race with Democratic candidate Laura Kelly, given Kansas’ leaning towards the Republican Party.
Kobach also attempted to run for US Senator in 2020, but was defeated in the current Republican preliminary election-Senator Roger Marshall.
For Mr. Kobach and Mr. Trump, this Attorney General’s candidacy is an important test as it may indicate whether the former president is still being pulled within the Republican Party after losing the 2020 presidential election. There is a possibility.
Mr Kobach has previously expelled independent, moderate Republican voters because of his restrictive immigration policy and strict voter identification laws.
He also made headlines to become the first prominent Kansas elected civil servant to support Mr. Trump when he ran for president in 2016.
In addition to promoting rigorous immigration reform, Kobach also promised to shrink the state government while running for governor, allowing the state to focus on tax cuts instead.
Kobach was looking for a replacement for Republican Derek Schmidt, the current Attorney General, who launched a campaign against the Governor for next year’s elections.