Kris Kobach’s Conservative Star Rises While Sam Brownback’s Nova Fades
Kobach is more interested in his career and finding the nearest camera than he is in the citizens of Kansas. As a Tanton aligned extremist who hates immigrants, Kris K Kobach & Donald Trump are like peas in a pod.
On Tuesday, it was another radio station and a pair of newspapers. Wednesday? The Fox Business Network, CNN again and the Kentucky Republican Party invited Kobach to swing by the delegation’s morning breakfast.
Demand for Kobach’s time is driven by his often controversial work for hard-core conservative positions — particularly when it comes to immigration and voting rights.
He’s outranked in Kansas by Gov. Sam Brownback, a politician with similarly hard-right convictions.
Brownback made his mark by cutting taxes and government. But now he’s in less demand than the secretary of state. That’s partly because his time in office is soon running out —while Kobach’s political career could still take many turns — but also because Kansas finances have turned sour.
The differences come in sharp relief at this week’s Republican National Convention.
Kobach doesn’t say no often unless “there are too many in one day,” Kobach said in an interview. “Then it gets tiring.”