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Gun On Jeep, GOP Candidate Kobach Stirs Outrage

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Posted: Jun 05, 2018 3:22 PM CDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican Kris Kobach promoted his campaign for Kansas governor by riding in a recent parade in a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on the back.

The move stirred criticism on social media and the city holding the parade apologized. Kobach didn't - and said Tuesday that he might use the jeep more often than previously intended.

It's the latest example of the Kansas secretary of state and sometime adviser to President Donald Trump stirring controversy in the political center and left.

Kobach is distinguishing himself in a seven-person GOP field that includes incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer.

Political scientists said Tuesday that Kobach is appealing to a conservative base and fellow Trump supporters. His latest controversy may help get his voters to the polls in the Aug. 7 election.

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