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Kansas GOP waits to see whether plumber's Senate bid surges

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Posted at 4:00 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 05:00:51-04

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The founder of a Kansas City-area plumbing company who's running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas acknowledged that he doesn’t know how he’d go about getting a seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Bob Hamilton said he’s an outsider who will have to be shown “how to do that.” The comment came in response to a question to him and four other Republicans during a debate Saturday.

Republicans are watching to see whether Hamilton's candidacy takes off in what had seemed increasingly like a two-person primary race between Congressman Roger Marshall and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.