AP sources: Secretary of State Pompeo won’t run for Senate

ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he will not run for an open Senate seat from Kansas this fall, two people close to McConnell said Monday. Pompeo's decision complicates Republicans' chances of holding what should be a guaranteed seat in the deep red state as they battle to retain their slim Senate majority in November's elections. The news comes days after the U.S. used an airstrike authorized by President Donald Trump to kill Qassem Soleimani, Iran's most powerful general and leader of that country's elite Quds Force. Iran has vowed revenge on the U.S., spurring an international crisis that makes this an awkward time for Pompeo to leave his post and seek elective office.
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