CNN: Trump tells associates on Air Force One he will not intervene in Kansas' US Senate GOP primary

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 4:30pm

President Donald Trump indicated to associates during a flight on Air Force One on Wednesday that he would not intervene in the US Senate Republican primary in Kansas despite the fears among top Republicans that the state could elect a nominee who will lose the seat and thus the Senate, according to three sources with knowledge of the conversation.

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But a rival Republican-linked group, Plains PAC, has countered, spending more than $3.3 million on ads attacking Kobach, claiming he has "ties to White nationalists." (Kobach's campaign has rejected those ads as "false.") The Senate Leadership Fund, an organization aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the US Chamber of Commerce have also spent a combined more than $2 million supporting Marshall, emphasizing the congressman's work on behalf of veterans.

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