Kansas congressional candidate's PAC commits $400,000 for ads

Committee is run by candidates dad

July 25, 2018 - 6:51 pm

The political action committee operated by the father of congressional candidate Steve Watkins will spend $400,000 on ads for his campaign as the August primary approaches.

The Kansans Can Do Anything PAC was formed by Steven Watkins, who is a Topeka physician.

Federal records released Wednesday show the super PAC, which isn't limited by campaign contribution limits, has reported total contributions of $587,000 and expenditures of $469,000.

The younger Watkins is one of seven candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the 2nd District seat.

Other GOP candidates in the 2nd District are Sen. Caryn Tyson, of Parker; former Rep. Doug Mays, of Topeka; Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, of Leavenworth; Rep. Kevin Jones, of Wellsville; Sen. Dennis Pyle, of Hiawatha; and Vernon Fields, a member of the Basehor City Council.

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