FOWLER, Kan. (AP) — A state House member from western Kansas is managing Republican congressman Tim Huelskamp's re-election campaign.
The appointment of Palco Republican Travis Couture-Lovelady was announced last week by Huelskamp's campaign.
Couture-Lovelady won his seat in the Kansas House in 2012 after working as communications director for State Treasurer Ron Estes. Couture-Lovelady is seeking re-election to the Legislature this year but has no opponents in his 110th District.
Huelskamp is seeking a third, two-year term representing the 1st Congressional District of western and central Kansas. He is from Fowler in southwest Kansas.
Huelskamp faces Clyde farmer and educator Alan LaPolice in the Aug. 5 Republican primary.
Two Democrats are running. They are Kansas State University history professor Jim Sherow, and 2013 Wichita State University graduate Bryan Whitney of Syracuse.