- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita lawyer says he wants to run in a potential special election to replace Rep. Mike Pompeo.

George Bruce announced his candidacy for the 4th Congressional District seat on Tuesday at the Petroleum Club of Wichita. He has worked as an attorney at Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law since 1989. This is Bruce’s first run for public office.

Bruce says he wants to help reduce the federal government’s “cumbersome rules, overly complex regulations and burdensome taxes.”

The special election is needed because Pompeo has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the CIA.

If Pompeo is confirmed for the post, Gov. Sam Brownback will have five days to call a special election. Both parties would then have 25 days to select a nominee.

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