- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CLYDE, Kan. (AP) - A fifth-generation farmer who nearly upset incumbent 1st District Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the Republican primary two years ago is running as an independent against the Republican who dethroned Huelskamp in August.

Alan LaPolice of Clyde announced Tuesday that he has officially been placed on the Nov. 8 ballot for the 1st District race. He will face Republican physician Roger Marshall, who beat the tea party-backed incumbent in the GOP primary, and Libertarian Kerry Burt.

LaPolice says as an independent candidate he doesn’t have the baggage attached to candidates for the two major parties and is the only one in the race who can hope to accomplish anything in Washington.

LaPolice waged a surprisingly close primary race in 2014 against Huelskamp, pulling in more than 45 percent of the vote.

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