Mike Pompeo won’t run for Pat Roberts’ Senate seat

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “ruled out” a bid for the retiring Kansas Senator Pat Roberts’ seat in 2020.

“I love Kansas,” he said Thursday in a live interview on NBC’s “Today”. Pompeo served Kansas’ 4th Congressional District prior to leading the State Department .

Pompeo added that he will serve as United States Secretary of State as long as President Trump will allow him.

“It’s ruled out,” he said of a possible bid. “I’m here, I’m loving it.”

Last month, The Washington Post reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell personally urged Pompeo to run for a seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Pompeo had since met with the retiring senator.

Read more at NBC News.

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