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Seg. 1: Candidate Kris Kobach's To-Do List For Kansas. Seg. 2: Will The "Trump Effect" Trickle Down?

Kris Kobach dressed in a blue dress shirt and tie sits at a microphone.
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KCUR 89.3
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach beat incumbent Gov. Jeff Coyler in the Republican primary elections by less than 500 votes.

Segment 1: If elected, Republican candidate Kris Kobach to use "natural attrition" to reduce number of state employees.

The race between conservative Republican Kris Kobach, Democrat Laura Kelly, and Independent Greg Orman for Kansas governor is too close to call. Today, the state's current top election official laid out his prospective plans for funding education, cutting taxes and shrinking government.

  • Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate

Segment 2, beginning at 26:00: Four-time presidental advisor warns, "you have to worry about the rise of strongmen, including in the United States."

David Gergen served under presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton, and is now a political commentator for CNN. 50 years of being on the front lines of politics has Gergen deeply concerned about the moral tone President Trump is setting for the country.

  • David Gergen, political commentator and former presidental advisor
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.