Republicans swept to victory Tuesday in all of Kansas' congressional districts.
In the 1st District, Republican state Sen. Tim Huelskamp won the right to replace Republican Rep. Jerry Moran, who was elected to the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Sam Brownback. Brownback did not seek re-election to the Senate and was elected governor.
Huelskamp was declared the winner over Democrat Alan Jilka, the former mayor of Salina, and Libertarian Jack Warner.
The 1st District covers 69 counties of western and central Kansas. Huelskamp is a fiscal and social conservative who campaigned on repealing the federal health care law and shrinking the federal government.
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In the 2nd District, Republican Lynn Jenkins won over Democrat Cheryl Hudspeth and Libertarian Robert Garrard.
The 2nd District covers much of eastern Kansas, from the Nebraska state line to the Oklahoma state line. It includes Topeka, Manhattan, Pittsburg and part of Lawrence.
Jenkins is a former state treasurer and state legislator from Topeka. She won her first U.S. House term in 2008 by defeating Democratic incumbent Nancy Boyda.
In the 3rd District, Republican Kevin Yoder defeated Democrat Stephene Moore to retake the district for the GOP.
The northeast Kansas district has been a long-sought prize for state Republicans since Moore's husband, Dennis Moore, first won it in 1998. Dennis Moore, a former Johnson County district attorney, is retiring from the U.S. House after six terms.
Libertarian Jasmin Talbert of Kansas City, Kan., finished third in Tuesday's election.
Yoder is from Overland Park and currently serves in the Kansas House, chairing its Appropriations Committee.