Lindstrom understands challenges in U.S. Senate campaign, looking to talk to voters across the state

Former Kansas City Chiefs player Dave Lindstrom is running as a Republican in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Pat Roberts. The path of late to the U.S. Senate has run west of Highway 81.

“It’s been 40 years since there’s been an elected U.S. Senator from Kansas from the northeast part of the state,” said Lindstrom. “I’m cognizant of that. I think there’s a reason for that. Folks in the western part of the state maybe are a little bit apprehensive about someone from the northeast understanding their issues.”

Lindstrom, who lives in Johnson County, started his campaign out west to show that he is looking to represent all of Kansas.

“When we announced, we went out to Goodland, Kansas,” said Lindstrom. “We wanted folks to know that we understand that 40 percent of the state’s economy is based in agriculture.”

Lindstrom knows at least one committee on which he believes he’d be qualified to serve, if he is elected.

“I would want to be on Transportation, with my background on the Kansas Turnpike Authority,” said Lindstrom. “When I was a commissioner in Johnson County, I represented an area that had unincorporated territory. We dealt pretty extensively on transportation issues. No question about it, that is important for the State of Kansas. I think there’s an opportunity for Kansas to lead in the nation because of our geographic location.”

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