Candidates In Kansas' 2nd Distrct To Debate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Boyda and Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins are having their first televised debate.

The event was set for 8 p.m. Wednesday. It will be broadcast from the studios of KTWU, the public television station in Topeka.

Boyda is seeking her second term in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas. She unseated five-term Republican Congressman Jim Ryun in 2006.

Jenkins is serving her second term as state treasurer and is a former legislator. She defeated Ryun in this year's Republican primary.

Republicans nationally have targeted Boyda since she took office in January 2007, in part because the district leans Republican.

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