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Kansas congressman trailed GOP rival in cash at 2020's start


February 2, 2020

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins began this year with $190,000 less cash in his campaign fund than GOP primary rival and State Treasurer Jake LaTurner, finance records show.

Watkins raised more money than LaTurner during the last three months of 2019 because he received funds from a Republican fundraising committee and took in more than three times as much money from political action committees.

LaTurner dropped out of the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in September to challenge Watkins in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas, bolstering his new campaign with funds fr...

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