Barnett, Mann to face off in congressional race

Vincent Marshall
Kali Barnett, a teacher from Garden City, won the Democratic primary for the 1st U.S. Congressional District in Kansas.

The Kansas 1st Congressional District primary left Democrat Kali Barnett and Republican Tracey Mann standing at the end, as the two will face off in the general election for the "Big First" on Nov. 3.

Barnett, a teacher and Garden City native, became only the second Democratic woman ever nominated in the district.

“I am proud of the campaign we ran in the primary, one focused on the people of the First District and the issues that affect them most," Barnett said. "I am honored by the support of the voters of the Big First, and I look forward to bringing voters across the district together, and being a strong voice for Kansas families in Congress.”

Mann is the former lieutenant governor under Gov. Jeff Colyer from Quinter, where he was raised on a farm. He now resides in Salina.

"We are grateful for the support of so many Big First voters and look forward to carrying our conservative message forward in November," Mann said.

Barnett and Mann will be vying for the vacated congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, who won the U.S. Senate Republican primary for former U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' seat.

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Former Kansas Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann won the Republican