Reports: Pompeo tells Senate leader he's not running

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Monday that he does not plan to run for the US Senate seat in Kansas, a Republican familiar with the conversation told CNN, appearing to end months of speculation about Pompeo's political plans.

The source said that although the filing deadline for Pompeo to run for the open seat in Kansas has not passed, the secretary of state told McConnell not to wait for him and the National Republican Senatorial Committee should assume he's not running.

McConnell declined to discuss the matter with CNN as he left the Senate floor.

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