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Wakefield to hold kickoff rally in Topeka

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Democrat Margie Wakefield plans to officially file for the Second District congressional race on Thursday, with a campaign kickoff rally to follow at noon at the restored Great Overland Station rail depot in north Topeka.

Wakefield is a Lawrence attorney who is trying to unseat incumbent Republican Lynn Jenkins. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Kansas University. She moved to Kansas after undergraduate school to work for former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole in his Topeka constituent services office.

The Second District encompasses Lawrence and most of eastern Kansas outside the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Jenkins plans to seek her fourth term in the U.S. House. She serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and is a vice chair of the House Republican caucus.

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