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Kansas Senate and Congressional Primary Results


The Kansas Senate, District 15 race is still too close to call, but with only provisional and advance ballots to be counted, Virgil Peck has a narrow lead over the incumbent, Dan Goddard.  The vote count difference at the moment is just 41 votes, with 50.2% for Peck and 49.8% for Goddard. There are 74 provisional ballots left to be counted in Montgomery County alone, as well as advance ballots postmarked for Tuesday, leaving the race up in the air until those can be counted.


In the national races, Republican Roger Marshall will face Democrat Barbara Bollier in the November election for the seat being vacated by the long time Senator Pat Roberts.  In Tuesday's primary, Bollier handily defeated Robert Tillman 86% to 14% for the Democratic nomination, while in the crowded Republican field, Marshall defeated Kris Kobach 39% to 26%.


In the 2nd District U.S. House race, Democrat Michele De La Isla, who defeated James Windholz after taking 75 percent of the vote, will face Republican Jake LaTurner in November.  LaTurner defeated incumbent Steve Watkins in Tuesday’s primary with 49 percent of the vote. Watkins received 34 percent of the vote, and Dennis Taylor finished a distant third place with 16 percent.

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