10:48 p.m. — In the afterglow of Mike Pompeo’s 4th District congressional victory, his supporters basked in the statewide sweep they’d planned for years and expected for weeks.
Treatha Brown-Foster said that Goyle worked hard, but that Pompeo worked even harder on the campaign trail. “Mike didn’t take anything for granted,” she said.
She said she expects Republicans to make a real difference in Congress, but she noted that President Obama still has veto power. “We’re going to see if he’ll (Obama) work with Republicans,” she said.
Bob Aldrich said Pompeo’s message on jobs and smaller government caught people’s attention. “Voters are fed up and tired,” he said. “They want to be heard and nobody’s listening.”
The huge crowd at Pompeo’s party was shoulder-to-shoulder, except near the two airplanes parked in each corner. The campaigns said it planned for about 1,000 people. The crowd appeared close to that.
Several people said that it was the biggest election party they’ve seen in Sedgwick County. The event was catered, had a cash bar, professional lighting and sound and a live band. Read More