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GOP hopes Trump's visit will boost novice House candidate


October 5, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Republicans say they hope President Donald Trump's visit to Topeka on Saturday will boost Steve Watkins' 2nd Congressional District campaign, which has faced questions over claims he has made about his qualifications and background.

Watkins, a political newcomer, has tied himself to Trump throughout the campaign in a district the president won by 17 percentage points in 2016. Watkins' Democratic opponent, Paul Davis, is a former state lawmaker who won the district while running for governor in 2014.

Saturday's rally is the first time a president has campaigned for...

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