Kansas Rep. Watkins faces attacks labeling him GOP impostor

June 06, 2020 - 10:28 am
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A freshman Kansas congressman who's toed the conservative line and steadfastly defended President Donald Trump nevertheless is battling accusations that he's an imposter. 

Rep. Steve Watkins is in a tough Republican primary race. His voting record and statements decrying Trump's impeachment leave little enough room on the right that his primary challenger's campaign is flyspecking Watkins' fundraising to question his loyalties to the GOP. 

State Treasurer Jake LaTurner is trying to revive doubts that arose during Watkins' first race two years ago when Watkins emerged from a crowded primary and narrowly won the general election. 

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