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Kansas makes case for visit from 'Star Wars' actor

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Kansas is rolling out the welcome mat after "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill tweeted about wanting to visit. (AP) Kansas is rolling out the welcome mat after "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill tweeted about wanting to visit. (AP)
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -

Kansas is rolling out the welcome mat after "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill tweeted about wanting to visit.

Gov. Jeff Colyer suggested Monday in a tweet that Hamill come on May 4, which fans call Star Wars Day for the wordplay on "May the Force be with you."

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner responded with "I only let Jedi Warriors drive my patrol car." The state's transportation touted its roads in a tweet that included a video clip of Batman's archenemy, the Joker, whom Hamill has voiced.

The love fest began after Hamill was asked in Twitter where he'd never been but wanted to go. He responded with the one-word answer of "Kansas." One fan Photoshopped the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Dorothy into the Millennium Falcon's cockpit.

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