Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and running mate Wink Hartman greeted constituents and posed for photos during a campaign stop Monday afternoon in downtown Leavenworth.

The conservative candidates rolled into town in a campaign bus for a short stop at Haymarket Square after a similar visit to the city of Basehor earlier in the day. The party planned to visit Atchison later Monday afternoon.

Kobach is running against Democratic candidate Laura Kelly for the governor’s seat. The general election is Nov. 6.

“We’re in the final sprint,” Kobach said. “This race will be close.”

Kobach encouraged voters to get to the polls and vote on Election Day.

Kobach said Leavenworth County is “home for us in terms of voting.”

Hartman also encouraged voters to get in touch with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to remind them to vote on Nov. 6.

“We have a long road in eight days to hoe,” he said.

The candidates traveled in a bus that featured slogans on the sides of the bus that highlighted their campaign platforms, including “Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Ag,” “Cut Taxes & Wasteful Spending” and “End Topeka’s Culture of Corruption.”