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Newcomer faces Republican backlash in Kansas 2nd House race


August 3, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some local Republican activists in a Kansas congressional district Democrats hope to flip in November are staging a revolt over the possibility that GOP voters will nominate a former Army ranger and political newcomer whose father is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to get him elected.

The backlash against candidate Steve Watkins has intensified as Tuesday's primary approaches in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas. With Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins not seeking re-election, Democrats see the seat as a prime pickup opportunity, even though President Donald Trump...

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