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Bob Dole makes Senate endorsement as GOP scrambles to block Kris Kobach
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/13/20 | David Drucker

Posted on 01/25/2020 2:51:54 PM PST by cotton1706

Former GOP senator and 1996 presidential nominee Bob Dole, 96, endorsed Rep. Roger Marshall for Senate as the GOP establishment coalesced around the congressman following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision not to run this year.

The endorsement of Dole, 96, came a week after Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman, told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he planned to continue in President Trump's cabinet. McConnell and his leadership deputies recruited Pompeo in a bid to block Kris Kobach from the nomination, worrying the immigration hawk was too provocative to win a general election in otherwise deep-red Kansas. With Pompeo out, the party establishment is turning to Marshall, who announced his candidacy months ago.

"I'm proud to endorse my Congressman, Dr. Roger Marshall, for the U.S. Senate," Dole said in a statement issued Monday by the Marshall campaign.

"He's a true friend to me and a true friend to Kansas," added Dole, a former Senator from Kansas, Senate majority leader, and 1996 Republican presidential nominee. "He has my full trust, and I know he will represent our state well."

Senior Republicans believed Pompeo was inclined to resign from the State Department at some point after the Senate trial to adjudicate two articles of impeachment against Trump so that he could prepare for a campaign to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Pat Roberts. But tensions with Iran, punctuated by Trump's decision to authorize the military strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, altered the secretary of state's plans. Pompeo is perhaps the president's closest confidant on national security matters.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: 2020; bobdole; dole; elections; gop; judiciary; kobach; kriskobach; marshall; politicaljudiciary; rogermarshall; senate
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Should Kobach get the nomination, McConnell will see that he is defeated.

No outsiders allowed in McConnell's Senate!!

1 posted on 01/25/2020 2:51:54 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

96 years old.


2 posted on 01/25/2020 2:54:39 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: cotton1706

True, but if he is sqweaky clean like Trump, and has a ton of money for advertising, he may win anyways.


3 posted on 01/25/2020 2:56:22 PM PST by davidb56
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To: cotton1706

Re. Bob Dole: You can take the senator out of the swamp, but you can’t take the swamp out of the senator.


4 posted on 01/25/2020 2:57:01 PM PST by bkopto
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To: cotton1706

Kobach has no chance of winning if Cocaine Mitch won’t back him.


5 posted on 01/25/2020 2:57:22 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: cotton1706

Why do so many here want to re-nominate losers? Kobach, Roy Moore... these are people that blundered away races in some of the reddest states in the country. Why give them a second chance?


6 posted on 01/25/2020 2:58:26 PM PST by Trump20162020
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To: goldstategop

Then let Mitch decide if he is still in the Majority and how large it might be.


7 posted on 01/25/2020 2:58:59 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

Kobach is a border security hawk, and a SOLID conservative.


8 posted on 01/25/2020 3:00:02 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Paladin2

Threats to RINOs fall on deaf ears.


9 posted on 01/25/2020 3:00:15 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: cotton1706

I wish Kansas was deep red but it’s not. Kobach lost to a left wing woman for governor. I think he would running for the senate.


10 posted on 01/25/2020 3:03:20 PM PST by Mercat
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To: cotton1706

Swamp gotta swamp.


11 posted on 01/25/2020 3:03:31 PM PST by Baldwin77 (They hated Reagan too ! TRUMP TOUGH - AMERICA STRONG)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I thought he was dead. Must have been Bush ‘41.


12 posted on 01/25/2020 3:07:07 PM PST by Eleutheria5 ("SHUT UP!" he explained.)
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He was honored by President Trump in the White House not that long ago. And yes he is quite old. Great American hero.

https://youtu.be/laI98ioEpbQ

13 posted on 01/25/2020 3:14:19 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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Kobach is a border security hawk, and a SOLID conservative.

True but his close association with Sam Brownback is going to hurt him. Brownback is still toxic to the voters.

14 posted on 01/25/2020 3:21:46 PM PST by CommerceComet (Hillary: A unique blend of arrogance, incompetence, and corruption.)
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To: cotton1706

Bob Dole: Tax Collector for the Welfare State.

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15 posted on 01/25/2020 3:24:46 PM PST by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: cotton1706

Nobody gives a rats ass about Bob Dole’s endorsement.


16 posted on 01/25/2020 3:44:02 PM PST by Husker24
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To: CommerceComet

Kobach has two votes in our Kansas household.


17 posted on 01/25/2020 3:44:53 PM PST by ammomajor (If 'helicopter Ben' says gold isn't money, I want more of it.)
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To: davidb56

what


18 posted on 01/25/2020 3:47:26 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Trump20162020

I think because the newcomers are not much better. Here in Alabama we have a new guy running for Congress whose only claim to fame is that his wife liked him in high school. I cannot believe how terrible his ads are. Am I going to vote for this? Perhaps that’s why we re-nominate losers - because, maybe, they had one good vote or one good stand up moment.

But I agree with your chagrin.


19 posted on 01/25/2020 3:49:04 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: bkopto

Still a GOP Albatross after all these years

Livin long on those secret overseas bank accounts


20 posted on 01/25/2020 3:50:11 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Guns up . . . We cominÂ’ PS: Eric The Blower Ciaramella. PASS IT ON)
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