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Schodorf To Kobach: Release Tax Records

The Democrat running against Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach has released her tax records to the media, and she says Kobach should do the same.

Kobach is occasionally in national headlines for his legal work on immigration. At issue is how much time he spends on that work outside his job as secretary of state.

Former state Senator Jean Schodorf from Wichita, has questioned if Kobach spends too much time working on immigration issues. She wants Kobach to provide his tax documents because she says that would prove how he spends his time.

"Whether he's making more money in his private practice, whether it is just a part-time job. And I think it would put the issue to rest," says Schodorf.

Kobach calls the request "intrusive" and says he won't provide his tax documents. But he says he does track how much time he spends on immigration work and it averages to 4.9 hours per week, or about one game of golf per week.

"I've pretty much given up the game of golf since I became secretary of state because I do want to devote the spare time I have to fighting the fight against illegal immigration," says Kobach.

Schodorf's records show her income ranging from $51,000 to $136,000 over the last three years.

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