Huelskamp, GOP foe raise $109K each in Kansas 1st

Rep. Huelskamp and LaPolice

Rep. Huelskamp and LaPolice

FOWLER, Kan. (AP) — Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp’s challenger in the Republican primary matched him in cash contributions from April through June, but the incumbent had nine times the cash on hand when the period ended.

Finance reports filed this week show Huelskamp and GOP challenger Alan LaPolice each raised about $109,000 in cash contributions during the quarter.

Huelskamp is seeking a third, two-year term representing the 1st District of western and central Kansas. LaPolice is a Clyde farmer and educator.

Huelskamp’s advantage as an incumbent showed in his cash on hand. He had $800,000 at the beginning of the period and built it up to nearly $835,000.

LaPolice began with a balance of $14,400 and ended with almost $91,000.

Huelskamp spent about $75,000 during period, while LaPolice spent less than $33,000.