Ten Republican members of the state Legislature stood in solidarity with 4th District congressional candidate Mike Pompeo at a news conference Friday, but the campaign stumbled on a press release claim of unanimous support from the District’s GOP lawmakers.
The 10 who appeared with Pompeo at the event at Mid-Continent Instruments were part of a group of 28 Republican state senators and representatives backing Pompeo, a Republican national committeeman.
Conspicuously absent from the gathering and Pompeo’s endorsement list was Sen. Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, a moderate Republican who ran second to Pompeo in a bruising GOP primary campaign.
Pompeo is the Republican nominee for the vacant 4th District seat, running against state Rep. Raj Goyle, D-Wichita.
The nine 4th District legislators at the news conference were Reps. Brenda Landwehr, Aaron Jack, Dan Kerschen, Steve Huebert, Steve Brunk and Jo Ann Pottorff; and Sens. Carolyn McGinn, Mike Petersen and Ty Masterson. They were joined by Sen. Jeff Colyer of Overland Park, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor.
The Republican lawmakers scoffed at Goyle’s assertion that he is a fiscal conservative. Read More