A state senator and physician will add to the already-boiling Republican primary for Rep. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranOvernight Cybersecurity: Kushner was contacted about WikiLeaks before election | Tech experts blast Trump's 'extreme vetting' plan | Senate passes defense bill with measure to modernize feds' IT Ensuring that defense agencies will have access to a community of entrepreneurs and innovators Provision to modernize federal IT in compromise defense bill 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