Governor Candidates make last-minute push for votes

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The top three candidates for Kansas governor spent the final day of the campaign shaking hands, taking pictures and answering questions as they rallied supporters before the big election.

During a stop in Derby, Republican candidate Kris Kobach promised supporters he'd cut taxes and stop illegal immigrants from receiving benefits, a topic that's led to praise from the president.

"I tell people exactly what I'm gonna do,” said Kobach. “I mean what I say and I follow through on what I'm gonna do."

Democrat Laura Kelly made a four-city tour from Salina to Wichita to encourage supporters she met at the Bluebird coffee shop in Hutch.

"We know we have enough to take care of our school finance issue and I think there will be other resources to that will allow us to go after some of the highest priorities,” said Kelly. “I've mentioned foster care will be number one after schools because you really have been seeing life and death situations occur in that system and we've gotta do something to ensure the safety of those kids."

In most polls, Independent candidate Greg Orman is listed as a distant third and some of Kelly’s supporters have called for him to drop out.

But in his final push, he also visited Wichita before returning to his home in Prairie Village. He hopes his plans will lead undecided voters his way.

"I'm the only person who's gonna shake up Topeka. I'm the only one that's gonna deliver them the government they deserve,” said Orman. "I'm not interested in big government and high taxes or starving the government; I want better government."

Orman says he plans on voting in his hometown of Prairie Village first thing Tuesday morning. Kobach and Kelly will spend their day in Topeka. 

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