Update: He filed paperwork and is officially running.
Speculation out of Kansas is rampant going into Monday as former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has called for supporters to converge on Leavenworth this afternoon, according to a report by McClatchy. No specifics are known, but some say he may be preparing to announce a bid for the open Senate seat in 2020. Current Senator Pat Roberts is retiring.
Kobach ran for governor in 2018 but lost to Democrat Laura Kelly despite the dominance of the GOP in the state. This has many in the GOP Establishment worried. Kobach is an immigration hawk who received a full endorsement from President Trump. Rumors swirled that he would get a role in the White House, but reports of his demands to have access to a private jet and unfettered access to the Oval Office soared his prospects.
Since then, he has been helping We Build the Wall, an organization working to crowdfund significant stretches of wall along the southern border. Kobach serves as general counsel and is on the board for the organization. If his Leavenworth event isn’t about running for Senate, it likely has something to do with the border wall.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is no fan of Kobach’s. His Senate Leadership Fund will very likely run a major primary candidate against Kobach should he announce. They have their eyes on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but that may be a stretch. Expect them to find a moderate to run against the conservative Kobach in hopes of keeping him from losing a safely red seat.
But Kobach’s failure in 2018 was more about general election sentiment and disorganization in his campaign rather than any ideological flaws he might have. His supporters are very devoted and if he learned from missteps in 2018, he should be able to secure the seat and add another conservative voice to the moderate Senate.
Personally, I hope Kobach runs. His conservative credentials are strong and he learned a lot about running statewide campaigns in his gubernatorial loss. We’ll find out Monday if he does, indeed, announce his intention to run.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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