In Kansas governor’s race, Schmidt wins support of opponent’s past campaign chairman

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has won the endorsement of his opponent’s former campaign chairman in the Republican race for governor.

Steve Baccus, who chaired former Gov. Jeff Colyer’s 2018 campaign, on Wednesday endorsed Schmidt, describing him as a supporter of farmers and ranchers.

His early support for Schmidt in the 2022 GOP contest comes after he endorsed independent Greg Orman over Republican Kris Kobach in the 2018 general election for governor following Colyer’s loss in the primary to Kobach by 343 votes.

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