Primary Election — August 7, 2012

U.S. Congress/GOP/Kansas 2nd District

All precincts reporting / 3,892 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Jenkins challenged in newly configured 2nd District
October 28, 2012
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen, who are both from Topeka, face off in the Nov. 6 election to represent the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Lawrence and much of eastern Kansas. Dennis Hawver, a lawyer from Ozawkie, is the Libertarian candidate. By Scott Rothschild
Schlingensiepen, Francisco to participate in chats
October 23, 2012
Two candidates in local races will participate in upcoming online chats at
In the battle over Big Bird, Schlingensiepen defends PBS; Jenkins says taxes shouldn’t be supporting it
October 4, 2012
In the battle over the Big Bird vote, Democratic congressional candidate Tobias Schlingensipen said Thursday he would protect federal funding of Sesame Street with his life, but U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, said she would pull the plug.
2nd Congressional District forum set for Thursday at Dole Institute
September 30, 2012
A candidate forum focusing on the 2nd District congressional race has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s West Campus. Republican incumbent Lynn Jenkins and Democratic challenger Tobias Schlingensiepen will participate in the forum sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.
Schlingensiepen, Jenkins duel over economy, health care and campaign finance
September 30, 2012
Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen and Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins dueled Sunday over campaign finance, health care and the economy in their first face-to-face debate.
Schlingensiepen criticizes Jenkins for taking money from banks and voting against regulations
September 26, 2012
Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District Tobias Schlingensiepen on Wednesday accused incumbent U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, of taking money from big business interests and doing their bidding.
Jenkins, Schlingensiepen spar on farm bill
10:10 a.m., September 25, 2012 Updated 12:17 p.m.
A U.S. House candidate from northeastern Kansas is criticizing incumbent Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Congress for failing to act on a new farm bill.
Eye endorses Schlingensiepen in 2nd Congressional District race
September 7, 2012
Lawrence attorney Bob Eye on Friday formally endorsed fellow Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen in the 2nd Congressional District race.
Statehouse Live: Jenkins says some are happy to stay unemployed to collect benefits
August 30, 2012
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, said some people “are happy” to stay unemployed to collect benefits rather than work. Jenkins’ Democratic opponent, Tobias Schlingensiepen, criticized her remark.
Statehouse Live: Echo accusations reverberate in 2nd Congressional District race
August 17, 2012
Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, usually gets applause when he says that the 2nd Congressional District “needs a voice, not an echo.”
2nd District race heats up among Democrats
August 3, 2012
The contest for the Democratic nomination in the state’s 2nd Congressional District got a little hotter on Friday.
U.S. House candidate criticized over comment made at forum
July 18, 2012
Robert Eye, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District race, on Wednesday criticized his primary opponent Tobias Schlingensiepen for a comment made in a candidate forum.
Candidates talk about jobs, health care, schools and tax cuts
July 17, 2012
The three Democrats seeking to represent the 2nd U.S. House District on Monday agreed on most issues, saying that Congress has become beholden to wealthy special interests.