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Pompeo Might Be Considering A Bid For Senate

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Pompeo Might Be Considering A Bid For Senate
The secretary of state was reportedly scheduled to meet with a GOP consultant Sunday to discuss possibly running for one of Kansas' U.S. Senate seats.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo might be considering a bid for Congress.

Several outlets reported that Pompeo was scheduled to meet with a GOP consultant on Sunday to discuss possibly running for one of Kansas' U.S. Senate seats.

That seat is currently held by Sen. Pat Roberts. But he's already confirmed he's not going to seek re-election in 2020.

An unnamed source told CNN that while Pompeo has not made a decision about running for that open Senate seat, "he is listening" to those trying to encourage him to take a shot — like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Before initially joining the Trump administration as CIA director and now secretary of state, Pompeo had served as a representative for Kansas for multiple terms.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.