Thomas Jefferson, formerly Jack Talbert of Kansas, is running for the U.S. House
- Jefferson For Congress
- No wigs for the Jefferson of 2012.
Don’t call it a comeback. A little over 236 years after serving in the Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. The former president has not been re-animated. Rather, he’s being honored by a Libertarian candidate challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Wichita) in Kansas’ 4th District. That hopeful, Jack Talbert, has filed paperwork to legally change his name to Thomas Jefferson.
“When people see that Thomas Jefferson’s on the ballot, half will think I’m committed to the Libertarian Party, and the other half will probably think I should be committed,” Jefferson tells The Topeka Capital-Journal.