Our shouty grifter and End Times Enthusiast Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will remain as our shouty End Times SOS: he didn’t file to run for the Senate from Kansas (whatever it is that is wrong with Kansas will remain with wrong Kansas, I guess?):
“After months of speculation and cajoling from senior Republicans eager to protect a Senate seat in deep-red Kansas, the secretary of state did not stage a last-minute entrance ahead of Monday’s filing deadline.
“Now, Republicans face a divisive and crowded August primary in the race to replace retiring Sen. Pat Roberts, threatening the GOP’s near-century long winning streak in Kansas Senate races. Republicans are on defense across this year’s Senate map, and a competitive race in Kansas this fall would be costly as the party fights to retain control of the chamber. … The concern from national Republicans centers around Kris Kobach, the controversial former Kansas secretary of state who lost the state’s gubernatorial race in 2018 by 5 percentage points.”
Honestly, as much as I hate the horse-race reporting, is BAD NEWS for amply be-chinned #MoscowMitch. Kobach is likely to win the GOP nomination and then lose the race to the Democratic candidate Barbara Bollier, “a state senator and former Republican who recently switched parties and is running as a moderate who can appeal to crossover voters.”
Yes, she would be a Blue Dog, but also if it takes a Blue Dog to take the gavel away from the turtle hoof, I’m all for it.
(Turtles have hooves, right?)