Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Freshman Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has won re-election for a second term in the 3rd District congressional race in northeast Kansas.
Yoder won Tuesday in his race against Libertarian Joel Balam. The former Kansas House Appropriations Committee Chairman from Overland Park was unopposed in the August GOP primary and Democrats didn't field a candidate for the general election.
The district covers all of Johnson, Wyandotte and the northern portion of Miami counties. The district was redrawn in June to reflect changes in the 2010 census.
Yoder gained unwanted notoriety during the summer when reports surfaced that he swam nude in the Sea of Galilee during a congressional junket to Israel in August 2011. The action earned Yoder a rebuke from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.