Schmidt not running for U.S. Senate


Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt made it official on Monday: He's not running for the U.S. Senate.

In an email sent out shortly after 12:30 p.m., Schmidt ended any speculation about his political future.

"After reflecting since Sen. Roberts announced his retirement earlier this year, I have reaffirmed my belief that right now it is possible to accomplish more for Kansas here at home rather than in Washington, D.C.," Schmidt said.

"Now is the time to carry on the considerable good work we have started at your attorney general's office – fighting elder abuse, human . . .


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