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Kansas Republican Convention Features Gubernatorial​ Candidate Forum

Republican candidates for governor Wink Hartman, Mark Hutton, Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer on stage at the first debate Saturday. (Photo Credit: Nadya Faulx, KMUW)

Rules aimed at minimizing conflict and a preponderance of "softball" questions made the first Kansas Republican gubernatorial forum seem more like a big focus group. The event was held over the weekend at the state GOP convention in Wichita and it gave candidates a chance to fine tune their messages in front of a friendly crowd. Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service was there and has the details.

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Jim McLean is managing director of the Kansas News Service, a collaboration of  Kansas Public Radio, KCUR Radio in Kansas City, KMUW Radio in Wichita and High Plains Public Radio in Garden City, covering health, education and politics.  You can reach Jim McLean on Twitter @jmcleanks.

Kansas News Service stories and photos may be republished at no cost with proper attribution and a link back to the original post.



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