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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 08:42 PM

(Kansas) Democrats elect civil rights lawyer as nominee for US House

Source: Associated Press

Democrats elect civil rights lawyer as nominee for US House

Feb. 11, 2017 7:27 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Democrats hoping to turn voter discontent into an upset picked civil rights attorney Jim Thompson to run for the U.S. House seat that Mike Pompeo vacated to become CIA director under President Donald Trump.

Thompson, a 46-year-old political newcomer and Army veteran, will run against Republican state Treasurer Ron Estes in the April 11 special election.

It will be the nation's first special congressional election since Trump's win, and Democrats view it as their best chance to flip the seat representing the heavily Republican 4th District in southern Kansas.

After winning the Democratic nomination, Thompson, told delegates that the nation was watching.

"This is going to be a referendum on Trump's policies," the Wichita attorney said.

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Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/democrats-elect-civil-rights-lawyer-nominee-us-house

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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 08:48 PM

1. We'll see if disenchantment is taking hold yet.


Kansas would be very unlikely to abandon Trump and his policies. If the Democrats even get close, it will indicate a major shift in the national mood. An outright win would mean Trump is pretty much finished.

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