The special election for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District has caused an open feud between the Democratic candidate and his state party.
James Thompson has a beef with the state party after it refused to give his campaign $20,000, the Wichita Eagle reported. Thompson’s campaign said it wanted to use the money for mailers, but the party’s executive committee voted against the request, saying it didn’t have the money...
Thompson is facing Republican State Treasurer Ron Estes and Libertarian Chris Rockhold to replace Mike Pompeo, who is now President Donald Trump’s CIA director. The election is April 11.
A poll from Washington-based Lincoln Park Strategies done for Thompson showed he trailed Estes, 56 percent to 32 percent. Rockhold got only 4 percent.
Source: Roll Call
In very sharp contrast to the fight over Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, the open race in Kansas (vacated when Rep. Mike Pompeo became CIA Director) is looking like an easy victory for Republican Ron Estes. The Democratic Party in Kansas has put up fights statewide as recently as 2014, when they came four points shy of defeating Governor Sam Brownback. But most of the national attention has been focused on Atlanta, not in Kansas or Montana or South Carolina. While a surprise Ossoff victory in two weeks time could help boost Rob Quist in Montana or whomever the Democrats pick in their South Carolina 5th district primary, such a lift will be over a week too late to salvage Mr. Thompson’s campaign.