Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele was in Kansas on Monday urging people to help the GOP take back Congress in November.


 Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele was in Kansas on Monday urging people to help the GOP take back Congress in November.

Steele was stumping for GOP candidate Mike Pompeo, who is running for the 4th District Congressional seat held by Republican Todd Tiahrt. Steele spoke to nearly 200 supporters at the Pompeo campaign headquarters in Wichita, urging them to vote for Pompeo and in the process oust House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"It is going to send a message around the country: It is time for the people's change," Steele said.

The RNC boss is in Kansas as part of a national "Fire Pelosi" bus tour aimed at rallying Republican efforts to take control of the House.

"We are stronger when we are united," Steele told the cheering crowd.

Pompeo faces Democrat Raj Goyle in November for a seat Republicans have held since Tiahrt defeated then-Rep. Dan Glickman in 1994. Tiahrt chose not to seek re-election so he could run for the U.S. Senate. He lost the GOP primary to fellow Rep. Jerry Moran.