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State senators look strong in 'Big First'

The first SurveyUSA poll in the GOP primary for Kansas' 1st Congressional District looks most promising for state Sen. Jim Barnett (left), R-Emporia, and "undecided," which each garnered 23 percent support. In the poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, Sen. Tim Huelskamp (right), R-Fowler, had 16 percent, followed by former Sam Brownback aide Rob Wasinger of Cottonwood Falls with 8 percent. None of the other four Republicans in the race — Sue Boldra of Hays, Tracey Mann of Salina, Monte Shadwick of Salina and Marck Cobb of Galva — managed more than 5 percent support. The candidates are vying to replace Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, who is running for the U.S. Senate.