Republicans hold on to competitive Kansas House seat

Republicans hold on to competitive Kansas House seat
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Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner (R) is projected to win the race for Kansas's 2nd Congressional District, defeating Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla (D).

The Associated Press called the race at 11:02 p.m. EST.

LaTurner was elected to the Kansas state Senate in 2012 and was appointed treasurer by then-Gov. Sam Brownback (R) in 2017 to replace now-Rep. Ron EstesRonald (Ron) Gene EstesThe case for improving America's research and experimentation tax credit To encourage innovation, Congress should pass two bills protecting important R&D tax provision Lobbying world MORE (R-Kan.). He was at the time the youngest statewide official in the U.S.

LaTurner initially announced he would run in the GOP primary to replace retiring Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsEx-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Senate GOP faces retirement brain drain Roy Blunt won't run for Senate seat in 2022 MORE (R-Kan.) but withdrew from the race in September 2019 to run in the primary for the House seat. He defeated Rep. Steve WatkinsSteven (Steve) Charles WatkinsOn The Trail: GOP's tyranny of the minority House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit Republicans hold on to competitive Kansas House seat MORE (R), who faced allegations of sexual misconduct and voter fraud, by 15 points.