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GOP Rep. Jenkins continues big lead in campaign cash over Democrat in Kansas 2nd District


TOPEKA, Kansas — Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins continues to enjoy a sizable fundraising advantage over the Democrat challenging her re-election in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas.

A report filed by the Jenkins campaign Tuesday showed that the GOP incumbent had more than $1.76 million in campaign cash on hand at the end of March. Democratic challenger and Lawrence attorney Margie Wakefield had about $205,000.

Jenkins raised about $249,000 in contributions during the first three months of this year, including $140,000 from political action committees. Wakefield raised about $140,000, including $23,500 from PACs.

Wakefield said the momentum of her campaign is building and it will have enough money to defeat Jenkins. The incumbent's campaign contends her fundraising shows Jenkins is better aligned with the district.

Jenkins is seeking her fourth, two-year term.

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