Kansas has elected a tough-on-crime immigration hawk as its new attorney general.
Republican Kris Kobach has won his bid for Kansas attorney general against Democrat Chris Mann in the midterm election. Kobach declared victory in central Topeka Tuesday before the race was called Wednesday.
The win completes a political comeback for the Republican who ran for governor of Kansas in 2018 but was defeated by current Gov. Laura Kelly. Kobach is also known for his pro-police and tough on-crime policies.
The Kobach campaign released a campaign ad last month advocating the use of capital punishment for “cop killers” and “mass murderers,” but mistakenly included a clip of pro-golfer Tiger Woods’ 2017 DUI arrest in the ad’s footage. The ad, titled, “Just Intentional,” slammed Kobach’s opponent, Chris Mann, over what it said was his opposition to capital punishment, and, in addition to Woods, included footage of the Carr brothers, two convicted murderers currently on Kansas’ death row.