Derek Schmidt Wins GOP Nomination for Kansas Governor

Derek Schmidt Wins GOP Nomination for Kansas Governor Derek Schmidt Wins GOP Nomination for Kansas Governor Derek Schmidt (Mark Reinstein/MediaPunch /IPX via AP)

By Jack Gournell | Tuesday, 02 August 2022 09:06 PM EDT

Derek Schmidt is the projected winner of the Republican nomination for governor in Kansas primary election, according to Decision Desk HQ.

Schmidt, who had former President Donald Trump's endorsement, had been expected to defeat his underfunded opponent in the Republican contest. Schmidt will challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, who is among the most vulnerable Democratic governors in November.

The Associated Press contributed.

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