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Democratic Kansas Gov. Kelly urges civility; Kobach is AG


AP Political Writer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Laura Kelly is calling for leaders in Republican-leaning Kansas to emulate the state’s residents and make politics more civil. Kelly was sworn in Monday for a second term as governor. She is facing a skeptical, Republican-led Legislature and a new, hard-right state attorney general. Kelly’s inaugural address followed a pattern of her using major public speeches to promote bipartisanship. The ceremony also caps a big political comeback for new Attorney General Kris Kobach. He has built a national reputation by advocating strict immigration and election laws but lost the 2018 governor’s race to Kelly and then a GOP primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in 2020.

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