TOPEKA, Kan. — Republican U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner secured his second term in Congress on Tuesday night after defeating Democratic challenger Patrick Schmidt.

The Associated Press called the race just before 11 p.m.

Preliminary results show LaTurner secured about 57% of the vote Tuesday over Schmidt and Libertarian Steven Hohe.

The previous Kansas state treasurer unseated freshman Rep. Steve Watkins in the 2020 Republican primary.

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