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General Election — November 6, 2012

U.S. Congress, 2nd District

Live results 924 of 935 precincts reporting / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Completed candidate chats
2nd District forum: Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Tobias Schlingensiepen
2nd District Forum: Intro and opening statements 2nd District forum: Affordable Care Act and military deployment 2nd District forum: The economy and jobs, and immigration 2nd District forum: Transparency in campaign contributions and bipartisanship 2nd District forum: Foreign relations and voter ID laws 2nd District forum: Climate change and legislative priorities 2nd District forum: Audience questions on wind energy and funding for PBS 2nd District forum: Amtrak and closing statements

Rep. Lynn Jenkins and challenger Tobias Schlingensiepen met for a voter forum at the Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday, Oct. 4.

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Jenkins, Wakefield report contributions in 2nd District Congressional race
January 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, reported raising $1.1 million last year and has $1.6 million cash on hand in her re-election effort to represent the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Lawrence. Jenkins’ total is far more than that of her likely Democratic opponent, Margie Wakefield, of Lawrence, who reported raising $214,660 in five months.
Jenkins tours Lawrence plastic plant
November 4, 2013
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins toured one of Lawrence’s largest employers Monday, saying the experience will inform her in the future as Congress debates changes to the tax code. By Giles Bruce
Roberts, Moran vote for bill avoiding fiscal cliff; Jenkins, Yoder, Pompeo, Huelskamp vote against it
January 1, 2013
Kansas’ all-Republican delegation split Tuesday on the bill that avoided sending the federal government over the so-called fiscal cliff. U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran voted for the bill, and all four U.S. representatives voted against it. Those are Lynn Jenkins of Topeka, whose district includes Lawrence; Kevin Yoder of Overland Park, Mike Pompeo of Wichita and Tim Huelskamp of Fowler. By Scott Rothschild.
Kansas GOP right sees less spending, more tax cuts
November 7, 2012
Conservative Republicans anticipated Wednesday that they’ll trim Kansas’ budget and even consider additional tax cuts after cementing large majorities in the Legislature that should give GOP Gov. Sam Brownback broad freedom to move the state further to the right.
Jenkins defeats Schlingensiepen in U.S. House race
10:56 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 12:09 a.m.
Enjoying large advantages in money and voter registration, U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, on Tuesday was winning a third term in Congress over political newcomer Tobias Schlingensiepen. By Scott Rothschild.
Freshman Republican US Rep. Mike Pompeo re-elected in south-central Kansas House race
09:48 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 02:05 a.m.
Freshman Republican US Rep. Mike Pompeo re-elected in south-central Kansas House race.
GOP Yoder wins 2nd US House term in northeast Kansas
November 6, 2012
Freshman Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has won re-election for a second term in the 3rd District congressional race in northeast Kansas.
Huelskamp wins unopposed US House race in Kansas
November 6, 2012
Freshman U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has coasted to an easy re-election victory to represent the 1st Congressional District in Kansas.
Candidate questionnaire: Congress
October 30, 2012
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Democratic challenger Tobias Schilingensiepen, who are running to represent the 2nd Kansas Congressional District, were asked to respond to a series of questions about important issues. The questions and their answers are below.
Brownback, others hitting the road for Republican votes
October 29, 2012
Brownback and other Republicans will hit the road to get out the Republican vote. By Scott Rothschild.
Advance voting continues through Nov. 5
October 24, 2012
Registered voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets. Several more advance voting places will open up this weekend and next week. By Scott Rothschild
Rep. Pompeo: No rape exception in anti-abortion view
October 24, 2012
U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo said he believes abortions should be allowed only when necessary to save the life of the mother, while his Democratic challenger Robert Tillman vows to back abortion rights.
Jenkins reports huge advantage over Schlingensiepen in latest campaign disclosures
October 18, 2012
Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins continued her advantage in fundraising over her Democratic challenger in the Kansas 2nd District race, according to documents filed this week. Federal campaign reports show Jenkins had nearly $1.4 million in cash on hand as of Oct. 15. By comparison, Topeka pastor Tobias Schlingensiepen reported having $50,400 cash on hand.
Statue stolen from Schlingensiepen’s church is recovered
October 11, 2012
Police say they have recovered a bronze statue stolen from a Topeka church.
Congressional wealth detailed in Washington Post report
October 11, 2012
The Washington Post recently did a special report on the personal wealth of legislators in Congress.

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