KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The game is on in the run-up to November’s general election.
On Tuesday, former Kansas Republican Gov. Bill Graves endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly.
In a video tweet, Kelly said Graves’ endorsement of her candidacy was the first time Graves had ever endorsed a Democrat.
Former Governor Bill Graves has never endorsed a Democrat for public office, but today he is endorsing Laura Kelly. He knows she is the only person who can bring people together to re-establish our state to what it once was. Join him on Team Kelly. #ksleg https://t.co/606M7N9X7K pic.twitter.com/odwTMCEyb2
— Laura Kelly (@SenatorKelly) September 4, 2018
Kelly is running against Republican Kris Kobach, who narrowly won his party’s primary last month against incumbent Jeff Coyler.
In a statement, Kobach campaign spokesperson Danedri Herbert remarked that Graves chose to support a liberal candidate.
Independent Greg Orman is also seeking the governor’s office. Orman’s campaign had originally planned a 2 p.m. news conference Tuesday for a campaign announcement in Overland Park, but that announcement was canceled by 11 a.m.