Tiahrt To Run Against Pompeo In 4th Congressional District


WICHITA, Kan. (WIBW) - Former Congressman Todd Tiahrt wants his old job back.

This afternoon, Tiahrt announced his intentions to run against incumbent Mike Pompeo in the 4th Congressional District Republican primary election. Tiahrt made the announcement Thursday afternoon in front of supporters at the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita.

Tiahrt previously held the seat from 1995 until 2011, leaving office after an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sam Brownback. Tiahrt lost in the 2010 Senate primary to Jerry Moran.

Right now, Tiahrt and Pompeo are the only Republicans in the running. Pompeo began running campaign ads on Wichita television several days ago.

The only Democrat running in the 4th District so far is Perry Schuckman of Wichita.

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