GOP’s Jenkins files for re-election in Kansas 2nd

Rep. Lynn Jenkins  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins has filed for re-election in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas, and both she and her presumed Democratic challenger say they’re eager to debate issues.

Jenkins filed the necessary paperwork Tuesday at the Kansas secretary of state’s office and paid a $1,760 filing fee. Lawrence attorney Margie Wakefield filed for the Democratic nomination seat last week.

Jenkins is seeking her fourth, two-year term.

Wakefield’s campaign issued a statement saying the Democratic candidate wants to have frequent debates so that voters see the contrast between her and Jenkins. Campaign manager Mark Sump said Jenkins’ staff has engaged in what he called tired political spin.

Jenkins responded that she’s eager to talk about issues and called Wakefield too liberal for the GOP-leaning district. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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