Trump says he may need Pompeo to run for Senate to retain Kansas seat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been coy when asked, as he frequently is, whether he might be considering running for Senate in his home state of Kansas, but President Trump said Tuesday that he might need Pompeo to give up his current job to make sure the seat stays in Republican hands.

The Kansas Senate seat is up for grabs in 2020 because Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is not seeking a fifth term, and some GOP leaders are worried Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, whose hard-line positions have alienated some in the party, may not be a strong enough candidate to defeat the Democrats.

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