GOP's Huelskamp Wins Re-Election in Kansas

 
GOP's Huelskamp Wins Re-Election in Kansas

 Republican congressman Tim Huelskamp has won re-election in the sprawling 1st District of western and central Kansas despite angering some farmers.

Huelskamp defeated Democrat Jim Sherow in Tuesday's election. The Republican incumbent has become a tea party favorite and won his third term.

Sherow is a Kansas State University history professor and a former Manhattan mayor who hoped to capitalize on anger among moderate Republicans. But Huelskamp has among the safest GOP districts in the nation, with 53 percent of the voters registered Republican.

The Democrat raised less than $139,000 for his campaign, while Huelskamp raised $797,000.

Huelskamp frustrated farmers by getting ousted from the state's near-automatic seat on the Agriculture Committee through a conflict with House Speaker John Boehner. He also voted against this year's farm bill.

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