Kansas Congressional Race Already Heating Up

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Kansas-- It's the race to be the Republican nominee in the second congressional district that's heating up.

A controversy centers on an ad for one candidate's day job.

State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins appears in a spot promoting the state's college savings accounts through American Century Investments.

Jenkins is running against Jim Ryun in the republican congressional primary. Ryun's campaign manger says the ads are suspect. Since Jenkins accepted contributions from American century's CEO and a top lobbyist.

Jenkins campaign says the money is ancient history.

Jenkins and Ryun are vying to take on first-term incumbent Democrat Nancy Bodya. She told us at her open house today. She's expecting a challenge.

Jenkins says no taxpayer money is spent on those education savings ads. Our station policy is that any such ad featuring a candidate will stop airing 45-days before the primary.

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