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Kobach being paid to train Arizona deputies

Not only did Kris Kobach, a Kansas GOP candidate for secretary of state, help write Arizona's misguided immigration law, he is getting paid $300 an hour to help train deputies of controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on arrest procedures, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. Kobach said he wasn't paid to help write the new law. He was asked to help by Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, who came under fire in 2006 for sending an e-mail to supporters in which he copied an article from a white separatist group. Pearce said he didn't realize what the contents of the article were, and Kobach described him as a "very good man."