NEW: Croft decides against congressional bid


House Majority Leader Chris Croft said Thursday morning that he doesn't plan to run for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District.

The Overland Park Republican said he's committed to remaining in the House and preserving the chamber's GOP supermajority this fall.

"I am 100% committed to serving as representative for the 8th District and leading the Kansas House Republican caucus as majority leader," Croft said in a text Thursday morning.

"I will continue working to deliver tax relief for Kansans, protect our state from foreign adversaries, and pass common sense legislation to improve our state," he said . . .


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