Romney Holds Fundraiser With Anti-Immigrant Activist Kris Kobach

Mitt Romney held a fundraiser in Kansas City, Missouri last night with hundreds of supporters and several local officials, including Kansas Secretary of State Kirs Kobach, Romney’s informal immigration adviser. Kobach is a controversial figure who authored the harsh anti-immigrant laws in Arizona, Alabama, and South Carolina and has become the leading spokesperson of the hardcore restrictionist immigration movement. The Romney campaign apparently tried to sever ties with Kobach last month after using him to win over conservatives in the primary, but Kobach told ThinkProgress that he is still a key policy adviser to the campaign. Romney’s PAC was also one of the biggest donors to Kobach’s campaign.