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Pompeo kicks off run for 4th District congressional seat

Mike Pompeo rejected the Obama Administration's healthcare reform efforts and other forms of government regulation this morning as he kicked off a three-day tour to announce his candidacy for the 4th Congressional District seat.

Pompeo said America needs to improve its healthcare system, but he lashed out at the government's involvement.

"I've never seen something government gets involved in that reduced cost or made something more efficient," he told about 75 people gathered in a hangar at Jabara Airport.

Pompeo, president of the oildfield supply company, Sentry International, is the former CEO of Thayer Aerospace. He gave his stump speech in front of a Cessna airplane and was introduced by Jack Pelton, chairman of the planemaking company.