Kansas Rep. ends feud with district attorney

Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp (AP Photo/John Hanna)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Douglas County District Attorney’s office says it’s no longer looking into an NCAA basketball tournament lottery conducted by Rep. Tim Huelskamp.

Huelskamp’s campaign took exception to a release earlier this month from Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announcing that a Huelskamp raffle for two tickets to the NCAA regional in St. Louis violated Kansas law.

Branson said the promotion was illegal because it required a $10 campaign contribution to be eligible for the drawing.

The Huelskamp campaign said it dropped the contribution requirement before Branson’s news release. Huelskamp, a Hutchinson Republican, said Thursday that Branson’s office acted appropriately when it inquired about the contest.

Branson said in a release that his office has done all it intends to do on the matter.

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