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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas attorney eyeing a possible run for U.S. Senate has been arrested for driving with a suspended license.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Democrat James Thompson was arrested on Jan. 27 in Greenwood County.

The Wichita attorney has run twice for the south-central Kansas congressional seat once held by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Thompson is weighing a 2020 campaign to replace retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.

Thompson says his license was suspended in January because of a speeding ticket he failed to pay in Sedgwick County. He said he didn't realize it had been suspended when he went on a hunting trip.

He was pulled over for speeding and arrested for driving while suspended.

Thompson says his license was reinstated after he paid the Sedgwick County fine.

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