A state senator and physician will add to the already-boiling Republican primary for Rep. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranFlake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework MORE's (R-Kan.) House seat.

State Sen. Jim Barnett (R) will announce his candidacy for the seat Tuesday, according to a release from his campaign.

State Sen. Tim Huelskamp and Rob Wasinger, a former aide to Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and businessman Tim Barker lead the pack so far.

"I am a medical doctor, and it has become increasingly clear to me it is time for the House of Representatives to receive a house call," Barnett said in a statement. "Washington is out of control. I will
fight for everyday Kansans and roll my sleeves up to work on a prescription for prosperity for our nation."

The district is highly conservative, meaning the winner of the primary is virtually assured of winning the general election.

-Aaron Blake