President Obama arrives in Kansas

TOPEKA (KSNT) – President Obama, aboard Air Force 1, arrived at Forbes Field in Topeka just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

He was met by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast and the head of the Kansas Air National Guard Air Refueling Wing Commander Col. Ron Kruger.

Officials said the small delegation to greet the President was due to security issues and the late time of his arrival.

From there, he drove via motorcade on Interstate-70 to Lawrence where he will spend the night at the Holidome.

Afterwards, Gov. Brownback was asked about what he and the President talked about.

“I’ve known the President for a number of years, we served together in the Senate,” he told KSNT News. “We talked basketball, he’s a big basketball fan, as I said outside I said maybe Coach can talk with you a little bit, you can shoot around with him a little bit. He said he was a little rusty.”

On a more serious note, the Governor said “It’s always an honor to have the President in your state and I’m delighted to have the President in Kansas. He and I don’t agree on a lot of policy issues but that doesn’t mean your not civil and recognize the President. I’m delighted he’s here.”

He speaks Thursday morning at about 11:20 a.m. on the University of Kansas campus.

KSNT News will carry the President’s speech live on 27 KSNT and Live Stream it at and via our mobile app, which you can download on this website.

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