Jenkins Discusses Family, Congressional Race

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ On her last day as state treasurer, Lynn Jenkins told The Topeka Capital-Journal that her public divorce and congressional campaign were ``extremely hard.''

But the Republican, who left the treasurer's office Friday, looks forward to the future and taking over the reins of the 2nd Congressional District. Jenkins said, ``Everything's going to be

Jenkins, who ousted Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda, credits her faith and family.

Although Jenkins doesn't yet know her committee assignments, she said she hopes for the sole Republican opening on the House Financial Services Committee.

The House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on
Agriculture also interest her.

Jenkins has been busy getting her staff together and setting up district offices in Pittsburg and Topeka.