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Kansas Secretary of State Not Considering GOP Primary Challenge

A competitive GOP statewide primary in Kansas in 2014 appears less likely:

The whispered fear among some Kansas Republicans can be put to rest — Kris Kobach won’t challenge either Sen. Pat Roberts or Gov. Sam Brownback in 2014. In an interview Tuesday the Kansas Secretary of State Kobach said he’s running for another term, and that’s that.

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