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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:45 AM

James Thompson, weighing U.S. Senate run, arrested for driving with suspended license

A Wichita attorney weighing a bid for U.S. Senate was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Democrat James Thompson, who has run twice for Congress, was arrested Jan. 27 in Greenwood County, east of Wichita. The arrest comes as he considers a campaign to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in 2020.

Reached by phone Monday, Thompson said his license was suspended in January because of a speeding ticket he had failed to pay in Sedgwick County. He said he didnít realize his suspended license status when he went on an annual hunting trip with friends later that month.

On the way back from the hunting trip, he was pulled over for speeding and arrested for driving while suspended.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article226087870.html

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