Republican Mike Pompeo beat out both Democrat Robert Tillman and Libertarian candidate Thomas Jefferson. Tillman who served the state for 24 years says he desired to continue serving Kansas as a United States Congressman, but now will look to other things.
"The whole world is open to me," says Tillman. "I still have a chance to decide what I'm going to do. I'm a retired Kansas Supreme Court Services officer, I retired in 2008 so I'll go back right into retirement and then I'll regroup."
It was a long night for Sedgwick County, as candidates and supporters found themselves waiting for election results long after the polls closed. Briana O’Higgins spent the evening downtown at the Sedgwick County Republican Party headquarters.
The County election office experienced software problems and did not start releasing results until after 11 p.m.
With those results came some disappointments for the Wichita GOP.