Kassebaum BakerFourth District congressional candidate Mike Pompeo announced Thursday that he has landed an endorsement from former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker.
In a written statement, Kassebaum Baker said she thinks Pompeo, a Republican national committeeman, would provide “thoughtful and dedicated leadership” in a fractious Congress.
“An us vs. them mentality is not a solution," she said in the statement. "I believe Mike Pompeo has the background to bridge differences. I don't agree with all of his positions but I do believe he has the ability to be a part of governance necessary for meeting the challenges ahead."
Kassebaum Baker, the daughter of Kansas political icon Alf Landon, served in the Senate from 1978 to 1997.
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In the Republican primary, she had endorsed one of Pompeo’s opponents, state Sen. Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita.
In the Nov. 2 general election, Pompeo is running against Rep. Raj Goyle, D-Wichita.