U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is endorsing the Republican candidate in the 4th District congressional race. He said in a statement that he’s supporting Ron Estes because he believes Estes will fight for Kansas agriculture and against government regulations like ones from the EPA.
Roberts, a Republican, is the senior member of the Kansas congressional delegation and the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Estes won the Republican nomination for the 4th District race in early February.
He launched his first TV campaign ad this week.
Estes is in his second term as state treasurer. He began his public service career in Sedgwick County when he was elected county treasurer in 2004.
Estes will face Democratic candidate James Thompson and Libertarian Chris Rockhold in the April 11 special election.
Former Congressman Mike Pompeo resigned from the 4th District seat when he was named director of the CIA in the Trump administration.
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