Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): Jenkins Leaves House Leadership

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jenkins Leaves House Leadership

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins is no longer a member of U.S. House leadership. Once the fifth most powerful member of the U.S. House, she declined to seek another term as the Vice Chair of the House Republicans, and I'm pretty sure I know why.

Jenkins hasn't formally announced her intention to run for Kansas Governor in 2018, but that writing has been on the wall for some time. It's rumored that she's already asked Kansas Sen. Jim Denning to run on the ticket as Lt. Governor. It's also rumored that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will seek her Congressional seat.  Jenkins' decision not to seek a leadership role in the House suggests that she needs to use her spare time mounting a statewide campaign OR she could have a major conflict of interest with Donald Trump and his incoming administration. My guess is it's the former rather than the latter.

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