US Rep. Yoder wins GOP primary in Kansas’ 3rd

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas congressman Kevin Yoder has won easy victory in the Republican primary in the 3rd District in the Kansas City area.

Yoder defeated relatively unknown challenger Greg Goode of Louisburg.

Yoder was first elected to Congress in 2010 and is seeking his fourth, two-year term. Democrats had a contested primary to pick a challenger in the November election.

Yoder is favored to win again in the GOP-leaning district dominated politically by affluent Kansas City suburbs in Johnson County. But the Democratic Party has already tried to tie Yoder to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

 

 

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