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Trump-lover Kris Kobach is shunned by nearly half of elected Kansas Republicans: report

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Trump-loving Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach may be in trouble given the reluctance of other Kansas Republicans to support him, the Kansas City Star reports.

The Star asked 95 Republican lawmakers in the Kansas House and Senate where they stood and found that only 58 percent said they would support Kobach. Some didn’t answer, and several from the wealthy Kansas City suburbs of Johnson County were in open revolt.

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The extremist Kobach, a loyal supporter of Donald Trump, won his primary against Gov. Jeff Colyer by just 343 votes. Former Gov. Bill Graves, the last moderate Republican to serve as governor before the notorious Sam Brownback took over, has endorsed Democratic State Sen. Laura Kelly.

Even those who told the Star they supported Kobach did so with some qualifications.

“He’s kind of a lightning rod, but I agree on a lot of the things he says so he’s going to get my support,” said Republican Rep. Randy Garber.

Some Kobach supporters are angry about the situation and using foul language to attempt to shame moderates, the Star reports.

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“There’s a lot of them that don’t have no balls or no guts,” said Rep. Jack Thimesch.


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White House tells Corey Lewandowski to keep his mouth shut when appearing before Congress

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Corey Lewandowski is slated to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, but President Donald Trump's White House is telling the possible Senate hopeful to keep his mouth shut.

Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey tweeted about the instruction Monday, less than 24 hours before Lewandowski is scheduled to be sworn in.

"White House has instructed Corey Lewandowski not to testify about his conversations with POTUS or other White House officials that are not already delineated in Mueller report, per aide familiar with strategy. He testifies tomorrow," Dawsey tweeted.

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Trump’s California donors are freaking out about the social consequences of attending his fundraisers: report

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President Donald Trump has generated a huge amount of election campaign money from fundraisers in California — a state where he is underwater 30 points and an epicenter of legal and legislative opposition to his agenda.

Fundraisers in California are incredibly lucrative for the president, as the state is home to a number of tech and entertainment millionaires. But its heavily liberal lean has many of his donors scared of social consequences for their support — and according to Politico, that fear is leading the Trump campaign to cloak these events in secrecy.

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Damage control: Eugene Robinson explains why beating Trump won’t be the next president’s greatest challenge

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Democrats have spent months fighting over the tiniest details of each policy during the handful of Democratic debates and forums. While they may agree on 98 percent of the policies, it's the two percent that campaigns are zeroing-in on. The reality, however, is that few if any of the policies or campaign promises will ever come to fruition. As Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson explained in his latest column, the greatest challenge of any Democratic leader post-Trump will be fixing the things the president broke.

In his Monday column, Robinson demanded to know not just how Democrats plan to actually beat Trump, but how they'll repair the damage he'll leave. He doesn't doubt Democrats can accomplish the goal of kicking the president out of the White House, but the aftermath is another matter.

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