SOUTH HUTCHINSON - Republicans will roll into the Applewood Grill truck stop, 1515 South Main St., South Hutchinson, on Friday afternoon.
The Republican gubernatorial ticket of Secretary of State Kris Kobach and his running mate, Wink Hartman, are traveling the state on a campaign bus. It is expected to reach the truck stop at roughly 4:30 p.m. Friday and will be there for about 45 minutes to an hour, according to State Rep. Joe Seiwert, R-Pretty Prairie.
Traveling on board could be other Republicans running for statewide office, such as Attorney General Derek Schmidt, seeking re-election, and State Rep. Scott Schwab, running for Secretary of State, according to Seiwert.
Seiwert said he and fellow Republican candidates running for State House seats that cover part of Reno County - State Rep. Jack Thimesch, Spivey, and Paul Waggoner, Hutchinson - will be at Applewood Grill at 4 p.m. Friday for a meet-and-greet. Seiwert said the overall event will wrap up when the Koback-Hartman bus pulls out about 5:30 p.m. for its last stop of the day, Wichita.
U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Great Bend, was mentioned as another GOP candidate who might be on the swing through South Hutchinson, but his spokesman told The News that Marshall won’t be here Friday.
Plans are fluid on the campaign trail, but Seiwert said a special guest also could be in the entourage stopping in South Hutchinson. Seiwert said he could not divulge who that individual would be, but when asked if it might be Gov. Jeff Colyer, he said no.