U.S. Senate candidate Kobach reports 4 guns stolen from truck

photo by: Associated Press

In this photo from Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, answers a question during a debate a statewide Kansas Republican Party convention in Olathe, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

WICHITA — U.S. Senate candidate and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reported that he had four guns stolen from his pickup truck that was parked at a Wichita hotel.

Officers responded to a call from Kobach around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a hotel parking garage, Wichita police said. Investigators believe someone broke into Kobach’s pickup overnight and took a rifle, two shotguns and a handgun.

A spokeswoman for the Republican’s campaign said he was in Wichita for a campaign event and had the long guns with him for a scheduled shooting event.

Campaign spokeswoman Danedri Herbert said Kobach also “always has at least one firearm with him for personal protection.”

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