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GOP Huelskamp faces Democrat Jilka in U.S. House, 1st District

August 3, 2010, 12:07 a.m. Updated August 3, 2010, 12:14 a.m.


— Kansas state Sen. Tim Huelskamp has won the Republican nomination in the sprawling 1st Congressional District. View the results for this race.

Huelskamp defeated five other candidates in Tuesday's GOP primary. The field included state Sen. Jim Barnett of Emporia, the 2008 Republican nominee for governor who lost to Democrat Kathleen Sebelius.

Huelskamp faces Democrat Alan Jilka, a former Salina mayor, in the general election. Jilka had no primary opponent.

The winner will succeed Republican Congressman Jerry Moran, who won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

The 1st District covers much of western and much of central and eastern Kansas.

12:02 a.m. update

Tim Huelskamp has won the Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1st District.

10:50 p.m. update

Huelskamp continues to lead Barnett and Mann with 36 percent of the vote and 791 of 1,323 precincts reporting. The race is shaping up like this:

  • Huelskamp, 36 percent
  • Barnett, 26 percent
  • Mann, 21 percent
  • Wasinger, 9 percent
  • Boldra, 6 percent

9:06 p.m. update

Huelskamp is pulling away from Mann and Barnett with 157 of 1323 precincts reporting. Barnett has 25 percent and Mann has 24 percent.

Rob Wasinger currently has eight percent and Sue Boldra has six percent.

8:33 p.m. update

Jim Barnett has made a huge gain with 99 of 1,323 precincts reporting. The top three vote-getters currently are:

  • Mann, 29 percent
  • Huelskamp, 28 percent
  • Barnett, 26 percent

8:09 p.m. update

It's still a heated contest between Huelskamp and Mann. Mann has a slight lead (32 percent) on Huelskamp (27 percent) now with 20 of 1,323 precincts reporting.

7:48 p.m. update

Tim Huelskamp and Tracy Mann are separated by less than 50 votes as early numbers come in for the U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District, Republican race.

Huelskamp has 30.8 percent of the vote. Mann has 27.7 percent. Currently, their closest competitor is Jim Barnett with 21 percent.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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