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President Donald Trump holds rally in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) - President Donald Trump was in Kansas Saturday night, rallying for Governor hopeful Kris Kobach. 

The Kansas Expocentre in Topeka was filled with supporters at the Make America Great Again Rally. 

President Trump's 2020 campaign team says there were about 11,000 people in attendance. 

The stop came the same day a controversial Supreme Court vote was passed by the Senate.

"Just a few hours ago the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court," said President Trump to a cheering crowd.

The confirmation was a major win for the his campaign, just hours before he took the stage in front of thousands of supporters. 

"Brett Kavanaugh is a man of great character and intellect," said President Trump. "He's a totally brilliant scholar who has devoted his life to the law."

"It was going to be a positive night for the Republicans and Trump because of the Kavanaugh nomination," said Tim Smock, a Winfield resident who attended the rally.

President Trump is looking for another Republican win at the polls this November.

Saturday, he encouraged voters to support Secretary of State Kris Kobach for governor. 

Kobach said as governor, he will work together with President Trump for immigration laws. 

"Stopping illegal aliens is not just about jobs," said Kobach. "It's not just about crime. It's about our nation's security. And, that comes first."

"The support for Governor Kris Kobach, we're really rooting for him," said Ginny Tucker, a Wichita resident at the rally, talking about President Trump's endorsement for Kobach. "And, I think he wants to continue what President Trump has started in Washington."

Another topic at the rally was unemployment.

"Yesterday, it was announced that unemployment has fallen to 3.7 percent," said President Trump. "The lowest unemployment rate in 50 years."

During his speech, the president also encouraged his supporters to go out and vote in the November election to keep Kansas Republicans in power. 

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