Laura Kelly touts growing list of Republican support

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) Democrat Laura Kelly's campaign has released the names of 27 Republicans who are extending their support in her efforts to become Kansas' next governor.

Last week, former Republican Governor Bill Graves announced he was endorsing Kelly.

In a release sent to 13 NEWS on Thursday, Kelly's campaign said, "The new group of Republicans for Laura Kelly includes: former US Senator and Lt. Gov. Sheila Frahm, Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer, Ins. Com. Sandy Praeger, Senate President Dick Bond, Senate President Dave Kerr, Senate Majority Leader Lana Oleen, Senate Majority Leader Tim Emert, Senate Vice President John Vratil, Sen. Barbara Allen, Sen. David Wysong, Sen. Wint Winter Jr., Sen. Pete Brungardt, Sen. Ruth Teichman, Sen. Barbara Bollier, Sen. Audrey Langworthy, Sen. Terrie Huntington, Sen. Bob VanCrum, Sen. Alicia Salisbury, Rep. JoAnn Pottorff, Rep. Ginger Barr, Rep. Jim Yonally, Rep. Jim Lowther, Rep. Fred Lorentz, Rep. Joy Koesten, Rep. and GOP Chairperson Rochelle Chronister, Rep. Charlie Roth, and GOP National Delegate Don Johnston."

Kelly's campaign says to look for more Republican endorsements in the coming weeks.

Kelly will face Republican Kris Kobach and Independent Greg Orman in the general election in November.