On Monday morning, with the help of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, left, Tobias Schlingensiepen, right,  pastor of Topeka's First Congregational Church, filed as a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional District. Schlingensiepen was among dozens of  candidates for Kansas public office who lined up Monday morning June 11, 2012,  at the secretary of state's office in Topeka to beat a noon filing deadline. (AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal, Thad Allton)
On Monday morning, with the help of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, left, Tobias Schlingensiepen, right, pastor of Topeka's First Congregational Church, filed as a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional District. Schlingensiepen was among dozens of candidates for Kansas public office who lined up Monday morning June 11, 2012, at the secretary of state's office in Topeka to beat a noon filing deadline. (AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal, Thad Allton) Associated Press
On Monday morning, with the help of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, left, Tobias Schlingensiepen, right, pastor of Topeka's First Congregational Church, filed as a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional District. Schlingensiepen was among dozens of candidates for Kansas public office who lined up Monday morning June 11, 2012, at the secretary of state's office in Topeka to beat a noon filing deadline. (AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal, Thad Allton) Associated Press

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