Attorney running for Congress as Democrat in Kansas’ 4th

(AP)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 42-year-old Wichita attorney is running for Congress as a Democrat in the 4th Congressional District of south-central Kansas.

Dan Giroux filed the necessary papers and paid a $1,760 fee Thursday at the Kansas secretary of state’s office in Topeka to secure a spot on the August primary ballot.

Giroux said he’s running for Congress because he’s concerned about the area’s economy and has seen most of his 11 brothers and sisters move out of the state.

Republican incumbent Mike Pompeo captured the seat in 2010 and is favored to win a fourth two-year term in November.

Giroux is the second Democrat to file.

The other is retired Wichita court services officer Robert Tillman. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 2010 and was the party’s nominee in 2012.

 

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