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Pompeo picks representative cousin as campaign manager

Republican National Committeeman Mike Pompeo has announced that his cousin, state Rep. Aaron Jack, will serve as campaign manager in Pompeo’s bid to replace U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt in the Kansas Fourth District.

“As someone who has run his own race successfully, I know the day-to-day operations of the campaign will be in good hands," Pompeo said in a statement.

Jack, R-Andover, was elected to represent the 99th House District last year.

“It will be very satisfying to be able to work with a family member who I know shares my conservative values," Pompeo added.

Pompeo also named Goddard native Kelly Reynolds as deputy campaign manager and organizational director.

Reynolds is a former intern to Tiahrt who more recently worked on the presidential campaign of Arizona Sen. John McCain.

State Sen. Dick Kelsey, R-Goddard, is also seeking the congressional seat being vacated by Tiahrt, who is running against U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran for the Senate seat being vacated by Sam Brownback, who is running for governor.