U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins decision not to seek re-election drew seven fellow Republicans eager to take over the seat from the Kansas 2nd Congressional District.
Thats left them elbowing for ways to stand out in the crowded field and face a politically formidable Democrat in one of the few dozen districts across the country where oddsmakers see at least a plausible chance of a seat flipping from red to blue in the mid-term election.
Whoever wins the Aug. primary will take on Paul Davis, a well-funded Democrat who lost the 2014 general election race for governor to Sam Brownback. In that race, he beat the Republican in the 2nd Congressional District.
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