Rival GOP hopefuls in Kansas Senate race both talk to Trump

President Donald Trump and Kris Kobach, during a campaign rally at Kansas Expocentre, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Rival Senate candidates Kris Kobach and Rep. Roger Marshall have talked to President Donald Trump as some Republicans hope Marshall can keep the polarizing conservative Kobach from winning the GOP nomination.

Marshall's campaign confirmed that the western Kansas congressman met Monday with Trump in the Oval Office.

His campaign said in a statement Tuesday only that "It was a positive meeting."

Kobach said Tuesday that Trump called him Monday from Air Force One to talk to him about the Senate race and immigration issues.

Kobach has advised Trump regularly about immigration issues since Trump's campaign for president in 2016.