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Schlingensiepen, Tillman Advance in Race for Congress


A Topeka minister has captured the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District, which covers the eastern third of Kansas.  KPR's J. Schafer has more on Tuesday's competitive congressional races.

For information on individual races and results from Tuesday's primary election in Kansas, visit the Secretary of State's election results webpage.


Tobias Schlingensiepen-croppedTopeka pastor Tobias Schlingensiepen(SCRIPT)

Topeka pastor Tobias Schlingensiepen (schling-ehn-ZEE'-pehn) had never run for political office before, but now... he's the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 2nd District.  Schlingensiepen defeated Lawrence attorney Bob Eye and Ottawa farmer Scott Barnhart.  But this November, he'll face another challenge: trying to unseat Republican incumbent Lynn Jenkins.  The 2nd District includes the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Fort Leavenworth and Pittsburg.  The only other contested congressional primary was in the state's 4th district.  In that race, Robert Tillman won the Democratic primary... and will face Republican incumbent Mike Pompeo.  The 4th District is in south-central Kansas and covers the Wichita area.  For Kansas Public Radio... I'm J. Schafer. ####

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