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Kansas House of Representatives District 2: Jenkins vs Schlingensiepen

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In the Kansas House of Representatives District 2, Tobias Schlingensiepen will be facing incumbent Lynn Jenkins.

Jenkins is a Republican who has served in Congress since 2009.  She ran unopposed in the Primary.

Schlingensiepen is a Democrat who won out in the Primary against other contenders.

When we asked the two candidates about concerns heard from constituents, the economy and jobs were at the top of their list.

"If we could get our arms around the debt and deficit issues, I think job creators would have some confidence that their taxes aren't going to go up, that regulators aren't going to put them out of business and we could get the economy stoked," says Jenkins.

"Well, first of all, I think we need to stop giving companies tax breaks for outsourcing jobs, I think that's very important" says Schlingensiepen.  "The second important point is that we need to invest in education."

According to his campaign, Schlingensiepen considered entering the race after hearing about the Kansas Neurological Institutes closure.

Jenkins has been vocal about health care, addressing Congress about repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

"I support a full repeal and replacement of Obamacare and my opponent actually thinks it doesn't go far enough - he supports a single payer system," says Jenkins.

"Remember, there's still 27 million Americans who are not receiving health insurance of any kind and those who have insurance coverage are currently paying for them through higher premiums," says Schlingensiepen.

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