We are learning more about those who may be serious about running for the open Senate and leaning against doing so in the wake of Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R) retirement announcement.
On the Republican side, former Gov. Jeff Colyer, ex-Secretary of State and defeated gubernatorial nominee Kris Kobach, and Attorney General Derek Smith are all making early moves toward running or speaking favorably toward doing so. For the Democrats, ex-US Attorney Barry Grissom and labor union attorney and 2018 congressional candidate Brent Welder also look like they are moving toward candidacy.
Those not looking toward running are US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former US Rep. Kevin Yoder. Indicating they will make decisions later in the year are US Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Great Bend), American Conservative Union president Matt Schlapp, and Kansas Chamber of Commerce president Alan Cobb (R).
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