In A First, Big Agriculture Aims To Defeat A Tea Party Republican In Kansas

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Roger Marshall, a Republican candidate in the 1st Congressional District of central and western Kansas, speaks in an interview in Emporia, Ill. Marshall hopes to unseat U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan in the upcoming primary race. (John Hanna/AP)

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp is in a desperate fight to keep his seat in the First Congressional District in Kansas, which holds a state primary tomorrow.

He’s up against political newcomer Roger Marshall, who has the support of the powerful Kansas Farm Bureau. It’s the first time in recent memory that the state’s major agriculture group has endorsed a candidate opposing one it previously supported.

Peggy Lowe from Here & Now contributor KCUR reports.

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Peggy Lowe, investigations editor for KCUR. She tweets @peggyllowe.

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