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Kansas voters to decide fate of GOP congressional incumbents

A Republican congressman who was swept into office during the 2010 tea party surge faces an aggressive primary challenge in the mostly rural 1st Congressional District in a contest that makes other GOP primary races in deeply conservative Kansas look tepid by comparison.

The state's Democrats are fielding more candidates than usual in Tuesday's primary election as they seek to make inroads against the Republicans in the Nov. 8 general election.

Here's a look at the races on the ballot:



Republican Sen. Jerry Moran faces a primary challenge from Della Jean "D.J." Smith, a former Osawatomie City Council member who ran against...