Roger Marshall announces run for U.S. Senate

Kansas Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall has announced he's running for the Senate seat which will soon be vacated by Pat Roberts.

Senator Roberts is retiring.

Marshall made his announcement at an event Saturday morning at the Kansas State Fair.
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This announcement "from Marshall and his family" comes Saturday (Sept. 7) at about 10 a.m. at the House of Capper on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

"After decades of serving his patients and 3 years in Congress, Congressman Marshall will discuss how he will continue the fight for Kansans and stand with the President," says advisor, Eric Pahls, "Families, farmers, workers, patients, the unborn and all hard-working Americans have had no greater champion in Congress, and it is more vital now than ever that those Kansas values continue to have a tireless advocate."

Marshall represents Kansas's First congressional district, representing 63 counties in western and northern Kansas. He was first elected to represent "The Big First" in 2016.

Following Tuesday's news release on Marshall's announcement, Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner, a fellow Republican, announced his decision to bow out of the 2020 U.S. Senate race, instead choosing to face off against incumbent Rep. Steve Watkins in the 2nd congressional district seat. The 2nd congressional district covers most of eastern Kansas except for the core of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

The move comes less than a month after former Gov. Jeff Colyer suggested LaTurner challenge Watkins because the district's voters "deserve to be represented by someone who shares their values."