Although the primary is barely over and the general election is nearly three months away, a poll covering the race for United States Congress from the Kansas first district has already been released.
The candidates for this position include Republican Tim Huelskamp, who is a Kansas Senator and farmer from the southwest Kansas town of Fowler. He won the Republican primary election on August 3rd.
The Democratic Party nominee is Alan Jilka. He did not have an opponent in the primary election. Jilka is a Salina businessman and has served three terms as that north-central Kansas city’s mayor.
The Libertarian Party nominated Jack Warner of Wright, just east of Dodge City.
In the poll, Huelskamp leads with 65 percent of the respondents indicating they would vote for the Republican. Jilka received 23 percent, and Warner received seven percent. Five percent said they were undecided.
Important dates for voters to remember are these:
October 13: Election offices begin mailing advance voting ballots
October 18: Last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for the general election
October 27: Last day for election office to mail advance voting applications
October 29: Last day for election office to mail advance voting ballots
November 2: Election day