Topeka Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says claims by critics that his personal schedule shows he's not focused on his official duties are unfounded.
Kobach made the comment Thursday following a news conference by members of Kansans Count, a coalition that opposes his legislative initiatives. The group released information gleaned from Kobach's office calendar from January 2011 through mid-February 2012.
The coalition said the records show Kobach had at least 186 interviews and appearances with media organizations outside Kansas during that period.
Kobach is a former law professor who's known nationally for helping to draft tough laws aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration in Alabama and Arizona. He has said that he handles such work in his spare time.