Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is ruling out making a run for the Senate from Kansas next year.
His comments came during a Thursday interview on NBC’s “Today” show. Pompeo had represented a Kansas district as a member of the House before being selected to head the State Department. He noted that he loved Kansas, but won't make a Senate bid.
"It's ruled out," he said. "I'm here, I'm loving it."
The Washington Post had reported in January that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was trying to convince Pompeo run for the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. At the time, an unnamed source was quoted as saying Pompeo “hasn’t closed the door” to running.
But Thursday, Pompeo said: “I’m going to be the secretary of state as long as President Trump gives me the opportunity to serve as America’s senior diplomat. I love doing what I’m doing and I have 75,000 great warriors out and around the world trying to deliver for the American people.”
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