Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Government

Pyle considers challenge to Jenkins

Sen. Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, announced Tuesday that he is "strongly considering" entering the race for U.S. Congress in Kansas' 2nd District.  In a press release today, Pyle wrote "With her record before she was elected to Congress, and just a few votes while in Congress, it is abundantly clear that Lynn is not a conservative."

Congresswoman Jenkins' office provided the following response to Pyle's announcement.  "Congresswoman Jenkins is endorsed by the entire Kansas Republican delegation and every other Republican state senator that represents a portion of KS-2 in the State Legislature. It's clear folks agree with her opposition to the job killing cap-and-trade, government run health care, and the wasteful 'stimulus bill.' However, if Mr. Pyle disagrees with those votes, then we welcome him to the race."

This would set up a primary contest between a moderate Republican incumbent and a conservative challenger.  With both Reps. Moran and Tiahrt leaving to run for the Senate seat currently held by Brownback, Jenkins is the only incumbent running from the Kansas delegation. It is unlikely that the party establishment is going to throw their support to a challenger. 

Comments

Advertisement

News

  • Israel, Hamas clash in Gaza
    At least 550 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza in the third week of the war
    Video
    Video
  • Pro-Russia guards
    President Obama criticizes pro-Russian rebels for blocking off the MH17 crash site
    World News
  • National Guard at Texas border
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border
    US News
  • Unlikely Putin defender
    The unlikeliest US politician comes to the defense of Russia's president, Vladimir Putin
    Politics
  • iPhone 6 coming soon
    Apple is gearing up for the iPhone 6, orders tens of millions of units
    Tech
  • Gynecologist settlement
    Johns Hopkins agrees to $190M settlement for patients recorded by gynecologist
    Strange News