Kansas Representative Ends Feud With District Attorney

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Douglas County District Attorney's office says it's no longer looking into an NCAA basketball tournament lottery conducted by Representative Tim Huelskamp.

Huelskamp's campaign took exception to a release earlier this month from Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announcing that a Huelskamp raffle for two tickets to the NCAA regional in St. Louis violated Kansas law. Branson said the promotion was illegal because it required a $10 campaign contribution to be eligible for the drawing.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Huelskamp campaign said it dropped the contribution requirement before Branson's news release. Huelskamp, a Hutchinson Republican, said Thursday that Branson's office acted appropriately when it inquired about the contest.

Branson said in a release that his office has done all it intends to do on the matter.