Topeka Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins has a huge financial advantage over her challenger in the Republican primary in the state's 2nd Congressional District.
The Topeka resident is seeking her second term representing the eastern Kansas district. Her campaign reported raising almost $161,000 from April through June.
That's eight times as much as her rival, state Sen. Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha. He reported raising about $19,000 during the quarter.
In her re-election campaign, Jenkins' fundraising approached $1.1 million by the end of June. Pyle's total for his campaign is $79,000.
But the congresswoman's campaign spent only about $82,000 during the last quarter. Pyle's total was about $39,000.