Tracey Mann wins GOP primary to replace Rep. Roger Marshall

Tracey Mann wins GOP primary to replace Rep. Roger Marshall
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Former Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann won the Republican primary in Kansas’s 1st District on Tuesday, leaving him well placed to win election in the safe-red House district in November.

Mann, who served under former Gov. Jeff Colyer, led a four-candidate field with 54 percent of the vote, with 64 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

He will now face off against Democrat Kali Barnett in the general election.

Mann ran for the seat in 2010 as well, but lost in the GOP primary. He will be heavily favored to win in November in the race to replace Rep. Roger MarshallRoger W. MarshallThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress avoids shutdown Senate dodges initial December crisis with last-minute deal Congress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight MORE (R-Kan.), who won the GOP primary for Senate on Tuesday.