U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to visit Wichita
this week for an appearance with Ivanka Trump.
It’s Pompeo’s fourth visit to Kansas this year, again creating speculation about whether he plans to run for the Senate. Pompeo is a former Wichita-area congressman and many Republicans see him as an ideal candidate to replace retiring GOP Sen. Pat Roberts next year.
The Wichita Eagle reports that both the White House and Republican Rep. Ron Estes confirmed Pompeo’s plans to visit Thursday.
Estes’ office said the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board will have a round-table discussion on workforce development featuring him and Pompeo.
The board advises the federal government on improving skills-based education.
It is co-chaired by Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a White House adviser.
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