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Ex-Milwaukee sheriff to appear at Wichita event for Kobach

October 29, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A tough-talking former Wisconsin sheriff with a national following among conservatives plans to help Republican Kris Kobach raise money for his U.S. Senate campaign in Kansas.

Kobach has scheduled a Nov. 12 fundraiser in Wichita with ex-Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Kobach’s campaign is charging $25 for general admission tickets, $200 for VIP tickets and $350 to sponsor tables at the event.

The VIP package includes a photo with Clarke and Kobach and opportunity to win a .50-caliber black-powder muzzle-loading rifle.

Clarke was Milwaukee County’s Democratic sheriff from 2002 to 2017, resigning to join a political action committee supporting President Donald Trump.

He gained national attention for supporting Trump and criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement but also faced criticism over multiple deaths at his county jail.