Kansas Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen has picked up the endorsement of one of his former primary opponents in his race in for Congress in the 2nd District.
Former rival and Lawrence attorney Bob Eye said voters in the eastern Kansas district would be well-served by electing Schlingensiepen in the November general election. Schlingensiepen is a Topeka minister and hopes to unseat two-term Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins.
Eye said he believes it’s important for Democrats to recapture control of the U.S. House, and Schlingensiepen’s election would help. However, Jenkins is favored to win, partly because of voter frustration with Democratic President Barack Obama.
Schlingensiepen received 40 percent of the vote in the Aug. 7 primary, with Eye capturing 35 percent. A third candidate, Ottawa farmer Scott Barnhart, received 25 percent.