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GOP courtship of Pompeo clouds 2020 Senate primary in Kansas


January 25, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — At least eight Kansas Republicans have expressed interest in running for the Senate seat Pat Roberts will be leaving after four terms, but a big cloud hovers over the potential 2020 field as some in the party nudge U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to enter the race.

Pompeo deflected such talk on Wednesday during a television interview on Fox News, declaring that his "singular focus" now is his work as the nation's top diplomat. But he also stopped short of ruling the idea out.

The interest in Pompeo reflects a desire by some GOP leaders to unify in the Republican-le...

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