It's one of the most hotly-contested races on the November ballot in Kansas - and Republican Lynn Jenkins and Democrat Nancy Boyda are going non-stop this week, asking for votes for the state's 2nd District Congressional seat.
Appearances on 13 News at 4 with Ralph Hipp made both calendars. State Treasurer Jenkins was there Tuesday and the incumbent Congresswoman Boyda appeared Wednesday. Each delivered the messages they want voters to remember election day.
"We have tax loopholes that you could drive a Mac truck through," Boyda said. "We need to close those loopholes. They turn out to be literally hundreds of billions of dollars. We can reinvest that money, first of all, in paying off our debt; in health care instead of health insurance companies; in the renewable fuels that we need in this country; investing in our kids' college education."
"I think folks need to remember what the major issues of this campaign cycle have been and they're economic issues - taxes, spending, balancing the budget," Jenkins said. "I believe folks have sent a clear message to me that if ever there was a time to send a CPA to Washington, that time is now. We need somebody to go back there and return some common sense to the fiscal issues."
Click the video links to hear Ralph Hipp's complete interviews with Boyda and Jenkins.