Kansas delegation raising some big money for 2014

Most of the Republican incumbents in Kansas’ congressional delegation seemingly are setting a million-dollar bar for any would-be challengers next year. As of the June 30 filings of campaign contributions with the Federal Election Commission, the 4th District’s Mike Pompeo had $1.4 million on hand, the 2nd District’s Lynn Jenkins had $1.2 million, the 3rd District’s Kevin Yoder had nearly $1.6 million and the 1st District’s Tim Huelskamp had $670,000. Meanwhile, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who is running for his fourth term next year, reported having nearly $1.5 million on hand. According to OpenSecrets.org, the last time a Kansan won a contested congressional race with less than $1 million was 2006, when Democrat Nancy Boyda spent $710,000 to upset the 2nd District’s Jim Ryun.