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Race For Kansas 2nd District Seat Becomes More Crowded

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    Another Republican has entered the crowded race for an eastern Kansas congressional seat.   
    Former Kansas House Speaker Doug Mays of Topeka announced his candidacy Wednesday in the 2nd District. Incumbent Republican Lynn Jenkins is not running for re-election.    
    Other GOP candidates for the seat include state Senators Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth and Caryn Tyson of Parker and state Representative Kevin Jones of Wellsville. The presumed Democratic nominee is former Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence.
    Mays served 14 years in the Kansas House starting in 1993 and as speaker from 2003 through 2006. He also is a former state securities commissioner.
    He founded a lobbying firm after leaving the Legislature but ended his association with it Tuesday.
 

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