Speaking of folks rumored to be on short lists for... things: Guess who made a visit to Trump Towers yesterday? If you said Congressman Mike Pompeo, give yourself a Scooby snack.
I mentioned this on the Andy Hooser Show on Tuesday--the shake-up in Kansas may be dramatic come January. I have had feelers out for about a week now seeking to learn if Pompeo is potentially being considered for Director of the CIA or another security-type position in the Trump Administration. (Ahem, people I reached out to. Taps foot.)
Anyway, in light of the visit to Trump Towers, it's probably safe to say that Pompeo may be on the receiving end of a very big job in Washington. I have no more information than what I've given you here, but here's what happens in Pompeo takes a Trump Administration appointment:
His office will remain open, staffed and available for constituent services until a special election can be called. Replacing a member of the U.S. House of Representatives requires an election, including a primary, and general if necessary. The Governor is responsible for calling the special election.
Those rumored to be interested in Pompeo's seat:
Sen. President Susan Wagle
Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes
Wichita businessman Wink Hartman
The Democrats would probably find a candidate as well.