Thursday, November 27, 2014

Jenkins gets primary opponent

By The Herald Staff | 6/4/2014

TOPEKA — As U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins works to fight off Democrat challenger Margie Wakefield, she’ll also have to worry about competition in her own party.

Conservative Republican Joshua Joel Tucker, 31, Pittsburg, filed Monday to run against the incumbent congresswoman. Tucker was tired of Jenkins’ voting record, which increased the federal debt, he said, according to the Lawrence Journal World. He has never run for office and works as an applications developer and computer systems analyst for Pittsburg State University.

TOPEKA — As U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins works to fight off Democrat challenger Margie Wakefield, she’ll also have to worry about competition in her own party.

Conservative Republican Joshua Joel Tucker, 31, Pittsburg, filed Monday to run against the incumbent congresswoman. Tucker was tired of Jenkins’ voting record, which increased the federal debt, he said, according to the Lawrence Journal World. He has never run for office and works as an applications developer and computer systems analyst for Pittsburg State University.

“Congress has completely exceeded its constitutional limits and continues to spend us into debt oblivion,” Tucker said, according to the report.

The winner of the Jenkins-Tucker race in the Aug. 5 primary election will face Wakefield, a Lawrence attorney, in the November general election.

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