Apr 15 2017
The special election in a House district in the Midwestern state of Kansas was to replace Mike Pompeo, who became Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director.
Chris Pumpelly, a spokesman for his campaign, said Thompson would run for the seat again in 2018.
President Trump on Wednesday said the GOP had a "great win in Kansas" the night before, falsely claiming Democrats "spent heavily" to try to flip a House seat.
In a sign of concern for Republicans, Thompson edged Estes in the district's most populous county surrounding Wichita, a county Trump won by 18 points last November.
Whether sensing danger or just not taking any chances, House Speaker Paul Ryan is throwing his weight into the Georgia congressional race to replace the seat vacated by Health and Human Services head Tom Price, The Washington Post reported.
"The Democratic leadership came in last weekend, we started getting help", Thompson said.
Democrats could at least have set up a digital fundraising page, said Michael Whitney, who was the digital fundraising manager for Sanders' presidential campaign, or made any other small gesture in a sign of support for those working on the ground.
In a statement to the Wichita Eagle, he said he will spend the next several months "traveling through the 2nd district, meeting with Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters and hearing their stories and concerns as I explore a possible run for Congress".
"Beyond that, it's clear that grassroots supporters will continue to play a pivotal role in the 2018 midterms by supporting and energizing House Democratic candidates deep into the map", spokeswoman Meredith Kelly said. Thompson opposed Kansas State Treasurer, (R) Ron Estes, for the Kansas 4th Congressional district.
Fearing potential fallout, Republicans injected last-minute money to help Estes while Trump and Vice President Mike Pence recorded get-out-the-vote phone calls on the candidate's behalf.
This week saw an amazingly close race in the special election for Kansas's 4th Congressional District, one of the most conservative parts of the country.
It was a victory for Trump as much as it was a victory for The Republican candidate. The district went for Trump by 27 points.
Republicans struggled to pull out a win Tuesday in a Kansas special election. But only once did the winning candidate in the special election get a higher percentage of the vote than their party's candidate in the preceding November election. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), was supported nearly entirely by individual small-dollar donors, while Estes had to lean on 11th-hour support from Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and a massive ad buy from the National Republican Congressional Committee to survive the race.
Less than three months after taking control of Washington, the Republican Party has already been put on the political defensive - thanks primarily to House races in Kansas, Georgia and Montana that have proved unexpectedly hard.
Brownback - not Trump -might be the real reason this race was so close in the first place.
Apr 15 2017
Egg hunts around Central Alabama for weekend of April 14TH
An egg hunt has traditionally been defined as a game during which decorated eggs or Easter eggs are hidden for children to find. The Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave., Medina, will offer its Easter Express with departure times at noon and 1:20 p.m.
Apr 14 2017
First Alert Forecast: mild temperatures and low rain chances through Easter
It's going to be wet on Thursday in the north valley, and it could be exciting too, according to the National Weather Service. With a mostly sunny sky, highs will reach the 60s statewide, and possibly 70 degrees in southern New Hampshire.
Apr 13 2017
India to partner in Bangladesh's economic development
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's four-day long visit in India concluded on April 10. India is fully committed to be a partner in Bangladesh's economic development.
Apr 13 2017
Burger King tried to hijack the Google Home with new Whopper ad
Burger King still got some press for its ad, though, so it's probably not too heartbroken about it no longer working as intended. If you want to cut to the chase and just see how this ad works, hit the source link below for a video of the ad in action.
Apr 13 2017
Sculptor of Wall Street's bull wants 'Fearless Girl' moved
The tiny bronze statue is now bearing responsibility for pain inflicted on the creator of her nemesis, the Bull. The plaque at the feet of "Fearless Girl" reads: "Know the power of women in leadership".
Apr 13 2017
China March producer inflation cools, consumer inflation below forecast
United Kingdom living standards are under more pressure than at any time in 2 1/2 years and the squeeze is getting tighter.
Apr 12 2017
Samsung Galaxy S9: what we want to see
What we can safely predict is the Samsung Galaxy S9 is sure to be expensive, as the Galaxy S8 launched at $720, £689, AU$1,199. There is only one image of the device in the leak, but it shows a large phone running Bixby, Samsung's own virtual assistant.
Apr 11 2017
Samsung's chip business boosts quarterly results
The company on Friday announced estimated first-quarter operating profit of 9.9 trillion won, up 48.2 percent on year. The company did not elaborate on its performance and will disclose detailed earnings in late April.
Apr 11 2017
For 12 Year-Old Girl From Blue Springs, Missouri
He was arrested and the girl was found after members of the public contacted police because of the Amber Alert. A clerk at the U-GAS station on Route Z in Wentzville noticed the girl and Dela Cruz and called police.
Apr 11 2017
Rep. Nunes: 'Democrats aren't really serious about this investigaton' An error occurred
O'Neil challenged that interpretation as "overbroad" in the letter. "In particular, we believe that Ms. At the same time, the White House announced he'll helm a new task force on government efficiency.
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