By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A professor from Carnegie Mellon University is considering a run for the Senate.

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Kiron Skinner told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette she is exploring a possible run for the Republican nomination to replace Senator Pat Toomey.

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Skinner is a foreign policy expert who spent a year as the Director for Policy Planning under former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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She would be the first Black woman to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.