Sherow wins Kansas 1st District Democratic primary

Candidate Profile Jim Sherow

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Former Manhattan Mayor Jim Sherow has won the Democratic nomination in the 1st District of Kansas.

Sherow is a history professor at Kansas State University. He defeated Bryan Whitney, a political science student at Wichita State University, to capture his party’s nomination.

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp ran unopposed two years ago for re-election, so this election marks the first contested congressional race since redistricting. This time Huelskamp not only faced a primary challenge, but the two Democrats also sought their party’s nomination.

The predominantly rural agricultural district known as the “Big First” covers a sweeping swath of western and central Kansas that since re-districting now includes the Manhattan and Fort Riley. 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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