National Political Blogger Says Kobach Must Go

(WIBW) - A national political blog says the GOP's recovery from its November election stumbles depends on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Specifically, ending Kobach's career.

In a column first appearing Monday on "Huffington Post," Ryan Campbell cites Kobach's promotion of voter identification laws and action to block the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as wedges between Republicans and voters. Campbell called Kobach's positions the same as those which spelled doom on the campaign trail for Mitt Romney.

"Kobach was in the same rhetorical boat as Romney that hurt the GOP down-ticket with Latinos," Campbell writes. "Like Romney, if the GOP doesn't silently get rid of him, Kobach will tarnish the Republican brand even more than he already has as he goes down flaming, defending his indefensible stances publicly while someone makes their career on stomping him into the ground."

The DREAM Act provides a path to citizenship for those who were brought to the country illegally as children.

Campbell notes that Kobach was an adviser to Romney on immigration issues.

You can read Campbell's complete blog entry at

WIBW has reached out to Kobach for a response to the column.