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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 EstesCommerce Bank joins companies halting support for officials who opposed Biden transition READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results Raising the required minimum distribution age for America's seniors 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 RobertsSenate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes Window quickly closing for big coronavirus deal Trump's controversial Fed nominee stalled after Senate setback 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 WatkinsHouse Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit Republicans hold on to competitive Kansas House seat Ethics panel opens probe into Rep. Watkins after voter fraud charges MORE (R), who faced allegations of sexual misconduct and voter fraud, by 15 points.