Pompeo launches personal Twitter account amid speculation over Senate run

Pompeo launches personal Twitter account amid speculation over Senate run

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: House Democrats unveil stopgap spending measure to GOP opposition | Bill includes .6B for new subs | Trump issues Iran sanctions after world shrugs at US action at UN Navalny calls on Russia to return clothes he was wearing when he fell ill US issues Iran sanctions to enforce UN action ignored by international community MORE on Saturday launched a personal Twitter account amid speculation that he will ultimately run for Senate in his home state of Kansas.

Pompeo, a former Army officer, started the account with a picture of a “Beat Navy” button, referencing the Army-Navy football game scheduled for Saturday afternoon. 

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The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment if Pompeo will be traveling with President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE to attend the game. The secretary attended last year’s Army-Navy matchup. 

Speculation has mounted that Pompeo, who represented Kansas in the House of Representatives before joining the Trump administration, would leave his post to run for Senate in the Sunflower State.

Pompeo has dismissed the speculation, but Trump said he could run if he thought Republicans were in jeopardy of losing the seat being vacated by retiring Kansas Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Washington on edge amid SCOTUS vacancy The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Trump seeks to flip 'Rage' narrative; Dems block COVID-19 bill GOP senators say coronavirus deal dead until after election MORE.

"Mike would win easily in Kansas," the president said last month. "He came to me and said 'Look, I'd rather stay where I am,' but he loves Kansas, he loves the people of Kansas. If he thought there was a chance of losing that seat, I think he would do that and he would win in a landslide."