State senator adds to Moran field

A state senator and physician will add to the already-boiling Republican primary for Rep. Jerry MoranJerry MoranSenate panel approves lifting Cuba travel ban Boost in Afghan visas blocked in Senate Senate contradicts itself on Gitmo 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

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