SchmidtState Sen. Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, has gotten and given an endorsement today.
Schmidt, the Republican candidate for attorney general, picked up the endorsement of his recent primary opponent, Junction City prosecutor Ralph DeZago.DeZago“If you were following our race, you know that the differences between Derek and me were only in the type of experiences we have had, never in beliefs or philosophy,” DeZago said in a statement issued by the Schmidt campaign.
Schmidt is seeking to unseat Attorney General Steve Six.
Schmidt, meanwhile, endorsed Republican Mike Pompeo’s candidacy in the 4th Congressional District.Pompeo"Mike understands how the burdens of government overregulation and a punitive tax system hurt the economy, small businesses and working families,” Schmidt said in a statement from the Pompeo campaign.
The Pompeo campaign has also scheduled a news conference Tuesday to announce an endorsement from Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.GoylePompeo is facing state Rep. Raj Goyle, D-Wichita, in the 4th District race to replace the departing Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard.