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.