Skip to content
Subscriber Only

McConnell Moves to Bolster GOP Odds in 2020 Kansas Senate Race

  • Republican leader meets with candidate after Pompeo exit
  • Democrats eyeing potential gain in open seat in state
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, center, listens during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 7, 2020.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, center, listens during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 7, 2020.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to be moving swiftly to help bolster GOP chances of keeping an open Senate seat in Kansas in November, after U.S. Secretary of State and former Kansas Representative Michael Pompeo said this week that he won’t be running.

McConnell spoke in his Capitol Hill office Tuesday with Representative Roger Marshall, a Kansas Republican who entered the Senate race in September.