A senior Boeing official reportedly told Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, that the company intends to finish the new tankers in Washington state and not in Wichita — this even though the company told Kansas officials both during and after it won the government contract that the deal would lead to 7,500 new jobs in Kansas. “The company’s refusal to ‘dance with the girl who brung them’ on the tanker contract is incomprehensible, and I urge Boeing’s senior leaders to reconsider this decision,” Pompeo said in a statement.
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