Democrats Contest 2 Of 4 Kansas U.S. House Seats

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Five Democrats are on the ballots in two Kansas congressional districts seeking the right to challenge Republican incumbents in the U.S. House.

In south-central Kansas, political newcomers Robert Tillman and Esau Freeman, of Wichita, are vying Tuesday in the Democratic primary. The winner will face 4th District Congressman Mike Pompeo in November.

In the 2nd District of eastern Kansas, the Democratic primary features Ottawa farmer Scott Barnhart, Lawrence attorney Robert Eye and Topeka minister Tobias Schlingensiepen. The winner will challenge two-term Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins in November.

The other two Kansas incumbents -- Tim Huelskamp in the 1st District and Kevin Yoder in the 3rd District -- have no opposition in the Republican primaries. No Democrats are running in those districts.

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