Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Trump ally cements win in Kansas gubernatorial primary

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/15/18, 12:46 pm

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach secured the Republican nomination for governor when his opponent, incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer, conceded Tuesday evening. The latest vote count showed the Trump-endorsed Kobach had a razor-thin lead of 345 votes over Colyer out of more than 311,000 votes counted from last week’s GOP primary. Colyer’s concession followed a contentious week in which the candidates threatened to demand a recount, hinted at lawsuits, and sent observers to monitor the county-by-county provisional ballot review.

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Trump campaign takes legal action against former White House aide

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/14/18, 01:12 pm

President Donald Trump’s campaign organization filed an arbitration action Tuesday against former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, claiming she breached a 2016 confidentiality agreement by writing her new book, Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House, anonymous sources told The Associated Press. Manigault Newman is on a publicity tour for her book, which portrays Trump as mentally unfit and uninvolved with White House decisions.

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Kobach recuses self from Kansas governor vote count

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/10/18, 12:16 pm

Facing mounting pressure, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday he would recuse himself from overseeing the vote-counting process in the too-close-to call Kansas Republican gubernatorial primary. Kobach is battling incumbent Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer for a chance to run against Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly in November. Colyer, the state’s former lieutenant governor, took office after former Gov. Sam Brownback was confirmed in January as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

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