The Pompeo for Congress campaign today announced that Republican State Senator Carolyn McGinn has endorsed Mike Pompeo in his bid for U.S. Congress. Senator McGinn becomes the latest strong, and frequently mentioned, potential primary opponent to endorse Pompeo. Earlier this month, both Matt Schlapp and Sue Schlapp endorsed Pompeo’s campaign.
Carolyn McGinn has been a commissioner in Sedgwick County and now is a State Senator representing major parts of the Fourth Congressional District – Harvey County and northeastern Sedgwick County. Senator McGinn has been a strong voice for the fourth district’s northern cities and for its rural and agricultural industries.
Serving as chairman of both the energy and natural resources committees, she has been a leader in ensuring that South Central Kansas has reliable, affordable energy and a well-trained workforce. She has also been successful in preserving the area’s natural resources for decades to come. As vice-chair of Ways and Means, McGinn has worked to attract business to South Central Kansas, promoting workforce training and other incentives to encourage businesses to grow and stay in the fourth district. As the co-operator of a family farm, active community leader, and lifetime resident of the fourth district, Senator McGinn knows exactly the type of person who can effectively represent her constituents in Congress.
“Mike Pompeo has the intellect, demeanor and skills to be a tremendously effective leader in the United States Congress,” McGinn said.
“Mike has created jobs in South Central Kansas through his twelve plus years of manufacturing leadership. In these times, it is difficult to imagine a set of skills that is more in need in Washington, D.C.” McGinn added that, “Ultimately, I decided to support Mike because I believe he will focus on exactly what our district needs — promoting Kansas families, encouraging Kansas businesses, and creating new opportunities. Mike is the best person to lead us in these challenging times.”
McGinn, considered a possible candidate, stated, “With my attention focused on projects on our family farm and state and local issues, I’m pleased to support the best Republican candidate who will represent the Fourth District effectively in Congress.”
“I am most pleased to have Senator McGinn join Team Pompeo. She continues to ably represent the citizens of her district, and I know she will be a tremendous asset to our campaign as we move forward,” said Pompeo. Pompeo added, “I look forward to working closely with Senator McGinn on my campaign and, in the years ahead, to working with her to return our nation to a path that will lead to prosperity for the citizens of South Central Kansas.”