Republican congressional candidate Mike Pompeo landed an endorsement from Koch Industries’ heavy-hitting political action committee today, the campaign announced.
KochPAC‘s endorsement carries some meaning given that Koch is one of the biggest employers in the area and its political arm has already spent more than $1 million on campaigns the 2010 election cycle, according to a breakdown by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Meanwhile, one of Pompeo’s opponents, Jim Anderson, snared an endorsement from the Republican Liberty Caucus, which advocates limited government.
In the primary, Pompeo will face off with Anderson, a retired airline pilot and small-business owner, Wink Hartman, the owner of the Wichita Wild football team and Hartman Arena; and state Sen. Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita.
The winner of Republican primary will face either Rep. Raj Goyle, D-Wichita, or Robert Tillman, a retired court services officer, in the general election.
Whoever wins will replace Congressman Todd Tiahrt, who is leaving his seat to run for the senate against District 1 Congressman Jerry Moran.