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Midwest Governors Pete Ricketts and Eric Holcomb Endorse Amanda Adkins for Congress

Overland Park, Kan. – The Republican governors of Nebraska and Indiana, Pete Ricketts (R-NE) and Eric Holcomb (R-IN), today endorsed Amanda Adkins, Republican candidate for Congress in Kansas’ Third Congressional District.

“I am proud to support Amanda Adkins,” said Governor Ricketts. “A true conservative who will make government run more like a business is exactly what we need in Congress.”

“Amanda’s leadership, experience, and business sense equip her to be an effective voice in Congress and I am pleased to support her” said Governor Holcomb.

Ricketts, Holcomb and Adkins all served on the Republican National Committee (RNC) together fighting for conservative ideals. From 2007 to 2012, Ricketts was a national committeeman for the RNC and became the 40th governor of Nebraska in 2015. Holcomb became Chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and a member of the RNC in 2011, and has been governor of Indiana since 2017. Adkins served on the RNC from 2009 – 2013.

“I am very honored to receive the endorsements of two conservative Midwest governors who are focused on growth opportunities and the future of the Republican Party,” Adkins said.

The endorsements from governors Ricketts and Holcomb add to the growing list of local and national conservative leaders who have endorsed Adkins. Adkins’ campaign has announced the endorsements of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Susan Pompeo along with former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill and a host of local Kansas City business leaders. These endorsements are further proof that Adkins is the best candidate to defeat liberal Sharice Davids in November.

Adkins is a long-time conservative, having been twice-elected as the Chair of the Kansas Republican Party. She is also the co-founder of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series which empowers Republican women in the areas of leadership, government and politics. Adkins worked as a business executive at a global Kansas City based healthcare and information technology company for 15 years.

Prior to that she served as Professional Staff on the U.S. House Rules Committee and advised on commerce issues in the US Senate. Adkins also founded the nonprofit organization, Systems of Care Initiative to make targeted investments in young children preparing them for school and the future workforce.

Adkins graduated from the University of Kansas and has lived in Overland Park for the past 17 years with her husband of 20 years, Jason, and their two children.

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