Jenkins holds on to seat in Kansas 2nd District

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

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins has batted back a Democratic challenge from an Ottawa school board member to hold on to her congressional seat in the 2nd District of Kansas.

Jenkins defeated Democrat Britani Potter to win a fifth, two-year term. Jenkins is the senior member of the state’s U.S. House delegation.

Both candidates ran unopposed in their respective primaries.