Kassebaum Baker endorses Pompeo in 4th District

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.

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.