|Republican congressman Tim Huelskamp's Black family. The Kansas lawmaker was defeated in a GOP primary.|
One insurgent lawmaker felt the bern yesterday. While I will cover the Donald Trump controversy, I want to get issue out the way.
Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp was defeated in the Republican primary. The Tea Party insurgent was defeated by a physician. Great Bend obstetrician Roger Marshall, a somewhat moderate Republican defeated the Softball Hannity supported Huelskamp.
Marshall's supporters said that Huelskamp's ignorance harmed the 1st Congressional District.
When Huelskamp was stripped of his title in the House Agriculture Committee, many Republicans saw this as a failure. He comes from a Kansas district that depends on farm aid.
Huelskamp who was gaining a national profile often clashed with Republican leaders over the farm and budget legislation. He was a critic of the former Weeper of the House John Boehner of Ohio.
Huelskamp said that he provided the GOP a conservative voice.
|Roger Marshall knocks the smirk off Republican lawmaker's face.|
Did you know that the Huelskamp had an adopted Black family?
Maybe the Republicans pulled the "race card" on him.
Huelskamp refused to support Donald Trump. I guess the Trump effect wiped him out.
Other lawmakers skirted by easily. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) managed to easily beat their opponents.
Huelskamp will be on his way out along with Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR), and Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA).
Forbes and Ellmers were defeated by Republicans in their primaries. They will finish their terms.
Fattah quickly resigned from his seat after he faced defeat. He didn't endorse Clinton for president.
Edwards was running for the U.S. Senate against Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). She lost.
Resident commissioner Pedro Pierluisi was running for governor of Puerto Rico under the New Progressive Party ticket (an affiliate of the Democratic Party). He lost his primary. His seat is a four year term. He will resign from the House soon.