Former Kansas congressional candidate arrested in Greenwood County

GREENWOOD COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) A former two-time congressional candidate was arrested in Greenwood County last month.

The sheriff's office says James Thompson was arrested and briefly jailed on Jan. 27.

Deputies say he was caught driving while his license was suspended.

Thompson says he did not know it was invalid at the time of his arrest.

He says it was suspended after he forgot to pay a speeding ticket.

Thompson paid the ticket and his license was reinstated.