Democrat Nancy Boyda rode anti-war and anti-Republican sentiment into the 2nd Congressional District seat two years ago.
This year, economic uncertainty is focusing her re-election race on domestic issues.
Republicans view Boyda as vulnerable, in part because they outnumber Democrats 3-to-2 in the eastern Kansas district. Boyda faces State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins in the November 4th election.
Financial markets are in turmoil and fuel prices remain high as Boyda seeks a second term.
Jenkins is a former legislator who's serving her second term as treasurer. In the GOP primary, she narrowly defeated former Rep. Jim Ryun. He'd held the seat 10 years before losing to Boyda in 2006.
Jenkins sees the race is a dead heat.