Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): Pompeo Visits Trump Towers

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pompeo Visits Trump Towers

Speaking of folks rumored to be on short lists for... things: Guess who made a visit to Trump Towers yesterday? If you said Congressman Mike Pompeo, give yourself a Scooby snack.

I mentioned this on the Andy Hooser Show on Tuesday--the shake-up in Kansas may be dramatic come January. I have had feelers out for about a week now seeking to learn if Pompeo is potentially being considered for Director of the CIA or another security-type position in the Trump Administration. (Ahem, people I reached out to. Taps foot.)

Anyway, in light of the visit to Trump Towers, it's probably safe to say that Pompeo may be on the receiving end of a very big job in Washington. I have no more information than what I've given you here, but here's what happens in Pompeo takes a Trump Administration appointment:

His office will remain open, staffed and available for constituent services until a special election can be called. Replacing a member of the U.S. House of Representatives requires an election, including a primary, and general if necessary. The Governor is responsible for calling the special election.

Those rumored to be interested in Pompeo's seat: 

Sen. President Susan Wagle
Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes
Wichita businessman Wink Hartman

The Democrats would probably find a candidate as well. 

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