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Huelskamp Not Ruling Out 2018 Comeback Bid

Representative Tim Huelksamp, who lost his primary last month, says a possible comeback bid in 2018 is not off the table.

“I’m not ruling anything out,” he tells National Review Tuesday.

Huelskamp, who currently represents Kansas’s 1st District, lost badly in a bitter primary battle against Roger Marshall, an obstetrician. The race drew $2.7 million in outside spending, according to data compiled by OpenSecrets, to a district that is home to just over 700,000 people.

In the aftermath of his loss, Huelskamp remains irritated with leadership, accusing Speaker Paul Ryan’s staff of “undermining our candidacy, undermining the statements we made.” And he continues to jab at the man who vanquished him.

“I mean, there are plenty of people that want a conservative back in the seat,” he says.

But whether Huelskamp, who says he is focused on his legislative duties and his family, would actually take another stab at the seat remains to be seen. “Nothing’s been decided yet,” he says.


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