Republicans pick Thompson for Senate seat


Former television meteorologist Mike Thompson was unanimously selected on Saturday morning to fill Mary Pilcher-Cook's seat in the state Senate.

Republican precinct leaders voted 46-0 to pick Thompson to fill the Senate District 10 seat with Pilcher-Cook's retirement after 15 years in the Kansas statehouse.

Thompson will fill out Pilcher-Cook's term in the Senate and will run for the seat later this year. She retires next week. He has Pilcher-Cook's support.

He faces Republican state Rep. Tom Cox in the primary and potentially Democratic Shawnee City Councilwoman Lindsey Constance in the . . .


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