Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall considers U.S. Senate campaign

He could seek seat held by Sen. Pat Roberts
Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall considers U.S. Senate campaign

A spokesman says Kansas Representative Roger Marshall is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 now that Senator Pat Roberts does not plan to seek re-election.

Marshall spokesman Brent Robertson said Friday that the Republican congressman will not make a formal decision until Congress approves border security funding. The federal government is partially shut down as lawmakers and the president disagree over funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Marshall represents the 1st Congressional District of western Kansas and won his second term in November. It is the same seat Roberts held for 16 years before being elected to the Senate in 1996.

Marshall was born in El Dorado Kansas and has a medical degree from the University of Kansas.

Other potential Republican candidates include departing Governor Jeff Colyer and outgoing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who lost the governor’s race last year.