One time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has jumped into the Kansas political arena. On Tuesday, the former Massachusetts governor formerly endorsed Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach.
“Needless government regulations hurt the economy and stifle future job growth. The secretary of state’s office can make a difference for businesses that are starting up. I know that Kris Kobach will work hard to cut red tape and limit government regulation to help businesses succeed,” Romney stated in a release.
The two are former political allies as Kobach served, for a short time, as a political advisor for immigration issues for Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign.
“I am honored to receive Governor Romney’s endorsement. Coming from a leader who really knows how to make America’s economic engine run, it means a great deal that he has put his trust in me,” Kobach stated in a response.
Kobach has made his name on immigration. He helped author the controversial Arizona immigration law and has worked with numerous other communities to write their own legislation. He has campaigned hard on voter fraud during the Republican primary election and will now face Democrat incumbent Chris Biggs. He is scheduled to hold a press conference on we’re not sure what at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the state house. At that same time, Democrat gubernatorial Tom Holland will hold a separate press conference inside the state house. He will be discussing Brownback’s 2008 bailout vote.