Major Kansas Union That Previously Backed Democrats Endorses GOP’s Kris Kobach For Governor

Kansas State Council of Firefighters announced they are supporting Kobach, even though the group has historically backed Democrats.

In the Kansas governor’s race, Republican nominee Kris Kobach has picked up a major bipartisan endorsement.

On Friday, the Kansas State Council of Firefighters announced they are supporting Kobach, even though the group has historically backed Democrats. According to one political expert, the “unusual” endorsement is likely to be “helpful” for Kobach’s campaign.

While Kansas Democrat gubernatorial nominee Laura Kelly is only appealing to her far-left base, Kris Kobach is actually reaching out across the aisle and gaining bipartisan support.

The Kansas City Star reports:


Four years ago, the Kansas State Council of Firefighters endorsed Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat, running against then-Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican. Now, the union is endorsing firebrand conservative and Donald Trump loyalist Kris Kobach.

Kobach, Kansas’ Republican secretary of state and a candidate for governor, won the union’s endorsement Friday, though labor unions typically back Democrats. He announced the endorsement in Wichita, saying it was — as he understood — the first time in his lifetime the union endorsed a Republican. He was the only Republican to address the labor union’s annual conference earlier this summer.

Bob Beatty, a political science professor at Washburn University in Topeka, said it was unusual to see the union back a Republican, but he predicted the endorsement would be helpful for Kobach.

5 days, 9 hours ago

Top Nine States With Lowest Unemployment Rates Led By Republican Governors

The Bottom Five Led By Democrats

6 days, 15 hours ago

Trio of governors: Judge Amy Coney Barrett an inspirational pick for U.S. Supreme Court

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds applaud Trump for choosing Judge Barrett

6 days, 17 hours ago

Ambassador Nikki Haley Endorses Greg Gianforte In Montana Governor’s Race

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of South Carolina has risen to nationwide stardom in the Republican Party and gives Gianforte a major backing in the race to govern the Treasure State.

1 week ago

Barrett deserves quick Senate confirmation to Supreme Court

In Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump could not have picked a better, more qualified person to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

1 week, 3 days ago

Innocent Men Were Sent To Prison And Released Decades Later. Now Gov. Cooper Won’t Pardon Them

“It may not seem like a lot to most people but if you spent a decade, two decades, three decades, four decades in prison for something you didn’t do and to have the governor say we’re sorry for what you went through, it’s extraordinarily powerful,’

1 week, 4 days ago

"Active Censorship": Social Media blocks anti-Biden story

Critics claim social media censors articles that could potentially hurt democrats