Republican candidate for Congress, Mike Pompeo, raised $252,897 between
April 3, when he opened his campaign account, and June 30, the end of the
“My wife Susan and I are elated that so many people from all across South
Central Kansas have dug into their own pockets to support our campaign,”
Pompeo stated. “Our donor list is full of long-time personal friends, party activists
I have met while serving as a Precinct Committeeman and as Republican
National Committeeman and many others who share my view that our federal
government continues to tax, borrow and spend too much.”
Filed with the Federal Election Commission today, the report shows that Pompeo
had donations from over 260 contributors, more than 92% of them from Kansas.
All of the money raised was from contributions and does not include any loans
from the candidate or any other source.
The reports filed by Pompeo for Congress Treasurer, A. Scott Ritchie III, showed
that the campaign has $233,459 cash on hand. “We believe this gives us a great
jump-start on our campaign,” Ritchie said. “Not only are we seeking to raise as
much money as possible so we can ensure this seat stays in Republican hands,
but we are also controlling our expenses,” Ritchie stated.
“My promise to voters is that once I am elected to Congress, I will work to reign in
government spending, promote a tax structure that rewards entrepreneurship
and innovation, and protect the fundamental rights and liberties upon which our
nation was founded,” Pompeo said. “In only 11 weeks of active campaigning
I’ve now had the opportunity to visit Kansans in eight of the eleven counties in
the district and meet with real people facing real challenges who are in need of
real solutions – this grassroots outreach will continue and the campaign will
continue to build a team and the resources necessary to defeat any Democrat
challenger in the general election in November.”
In addition to these successes, the campaign has received endorsements from a
wide range of prominent citizens and officials from the Fourth Congressional
District including, Kansas State Representative Phil Hermanson (R-96), former
candidate for Kansas Governor Richard Peckham, and three individuals that
had been given serious attention as potential candidates to run against Pompeo
for this seat: City Council woman Sue Schlapp, business leader and former White
House official Matt Schlapp, and Kansas State Senator Carolyn McGinn (R-31).