By Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:34 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 15:34 BST, 14 August 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is said to be inching closer to running for Senate in Kansas and has reached out to Steve Bannon as he contemplates his next move.
Pompeo spoke to the former White House counselor about the contest, according to the Washington Examiner, as Bannon's feud with Donald Trump has calmed down.
Bannon 'claimed that Pompeo was leaning towards a run,' according to the newspaper.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is inching closer to running for Senate in Kansas
Pompeo was reported to have spoken to Steve Bannon as the former White House adviser's feud with President Donald Trump has cooled
Pompeo - a former congress man from Kansas who served as Trump's CIA director before moving to the State Department - has given mixed messages about his future plans.
In February, Pompeo publicly ruled out a Senate run.
But he told a Kansas radio station last month: 'I always need to be open to the possibility that something will change and my path in life will change too.'
His allies have told donors to wait on him to make a final decision before adding their weight to the contest, Bloomberg News reported.
Pompeo spoke to Bannon last month shortly before Trump tweeted praise for his former adviser, with whom he's had an up-and-down relationship,