Kris Kobach appears to be running for U.S. Senate and to have launched his campaign by misspelling his own name.
A campaign committee named Kobach for Senate filed with the Federal Election Commission Monday morning, hours before Kobach was scheduled to give a speech in Leavenworth, where he is expected to kickoff his campaign.
But the FEC filing initially spelled the former Kansas secretary of state’s name as “Chris,” an inauspicious start to his campaign to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
Danedri Herbert, who served as Kobach’s spokeswoman during his campaign for governor, said she could not confirm whether the event in Leavenworth at 1 p.m. would be a campaign launch as has been speculated by Republicans from Topeka to Washington.
She also said she couldn’t confirm whether the FEC filing was for the former secretary of state. Kansas saw a congressional race last year between Ron Estes and Ron Estes, so the misspelling caused confusion.