Why is a Silicon Valley billionaire trying to get an immigration hawk elected to the US Senate?

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Kris Kobach, an immigration hardliner backed by the tech billionaire Peter Thiel, is battling congressman Roger Marshall

In usually deep-red Kansas, Democrats have the luxury of a sleepy primary contest for US Senate. Republicans do not.

That’s because in the Democratic primary the Kansas state senator Barbara Bollier is the heavy favorite to win her party’s nomination and then run a competitive general election campaign fueled by a large war chest of cash.

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