[Ed. – Prepare for another round of sanctimonious scolding a la the Alabama special for Senate. If Kobach wins tomorrow, look for Gloria Allred to show up with some woman who suddenly remembers Kobach looked up her skirt in middle school. Trump isn’t in this for the sake of the GOP, we know that. But the GOP just keeps exposing its own jackassery every time Trump makes his own choice, and the Party then folds under suddenly manufactured media-smear pressure, demonstrating why its voters don’t trust the establishment leadership anymore. The idea that establishment Republican candidates would be enjoying careers of easy, satisfying wins, if only Trump weren’t there, is the silliest one on the table.]
President Donald Trump overruled the warnings of aides Monday to endorse hardline conservative Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state’s Republican gubernatorial primary.
In a morning tweet ahead of the Tuesday contest, Trump said Kobach has his “full & total Endorsement!” as he faces off against a field of candidates that includes incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer. …
Two Trump administration officials had told the AP in July that the president had been inclined to endorse Kobach ahead of the state’s Aug. 7 primary. But aides have warned the president that it would alienate Republicans loyal to Colyer, who succeeded Sam Brownback when Trump selected him for a diplomatic post.