Pompeo keeps momentum on social media amid speculation on Senate run

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday shared photos in his newly launched personal Instagram account amid rising speculation about his possible run for an open Senate seat in the state of Kansas.

Pompeo on Tuesday morning shared four photos of attending the annual army-navy football game on Saturday with his family and one photo of a well-decorated Christmas tree.

The Instagram posts came days after Pompeo activated his personal Twitter account, which spurred renewed talks about his exit from the current post and running for a Senate seat as the 2020 election cycle looms.

Pompeo needs a personal Twitter account “for future plans,” reported U.S. media on Saturday citing a source close to the top U.S. diplomat.

During the past months, Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman, has made frequent visits to the Midwest state as Secretary of State claiming to promote American diplomacy.

U.S. President Donald Trump signaled his open attitude toward Pompeo’s possible move to leave the administration to pursue a Senate seat in an interview with Fox & Friends last month.

“If he thought that there was a chance of losing that seat, I think he would do that and he would win in a landslide because they love him in Kansas,” Trump said.

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