Potential opponents Sue and Matt Schlapp cite Pompeo’s “Experience and Values” as reasons for their endorsements.
The Pompeo for Congress campaign today announced that two Sedgwick County Republicans, City Councilwoman Sue Schlapp and former White House political director Matt Schlapp, have endorsed Mike Pompeo in his bid for U.S. Congress. Aside from their political leadership, their endorsements are especially important because both had been considered top-tier candidates by local and national publications for the open seat that Pompeo seeks.
Sue Schlapp is a Wichita City Councilwoman who has been, and continues to be, a leading conservative voice in south central Kansas. Matt Schlapp, her son, served as Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush in the White House’s Office of Political Affairs, Chief of Staff for incumbent Congressman Todd Tiahrt and directed Koch Industries’ Washington office for four years.
“Mike understands what families need and has the experience and values to help make a difference,” Sue Schlapp said. “Not only has Mike met a payroll, but he has been an active leader in our party who will work diligently to ensure our families’ security.”
“Mike Pompeo is the voice we need in Washington,” Matt Schlapp stated. “Mike is a committed conservative who will stand up against the continued drive for bailouts and giveaways in the middle of these economic difficulties. We need Mike’s business experience in Congress,” Schlapp concluded.
“I am very excited to receive this support from such great conservative leaders like Sue and Matt Schlapp,” Mike Pompeo said. “Clearly, Republicans from all across the district are coming together because they realize that not only are we fighting for the heart and soul of the Republican Party, but for the heart and soul of the entire nation. We are at a crossroads in our nation’s history, and we need all good men and women who believe in our most basic tenets to come together.
“I am personally grateful to both Matt and Sue for their support. I truly appreciate their willingness to put their names out there as supporting our effort. I have no doubt that it will help immensely. My wife Susan and I will never forget just how gracious their family is,” Pompeo concluded.