Jenkins Gets Primary Challenge in Kansas 2

Posted December 8, 2009 at 7:43pm

A Kansas state senator announced Tuesday that he is considering challenging Republican freshman Rep. Lynn Jenkins in the GOP primary in August 2010.

GOP State Sen. Dennis Pyle announced that he is considering entering the race, plus filed his candidacy last week. Jenkins defeated former Rep. Jim Ryun in the 2008 GOP primary, then went on to defeat one-term Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda in the general election.

“When Lynn was elected, there were a lot of Republicans who were suspect of how genuine a conservative she was,” Pyle said in his announcement. “But most of us decided to take a wait-and-see approach. With her record before she was elected to Congress, and just a few votes while in Congress, it is abundantly clear that Lynn is not a conservative.”