Garden City native running for 1st Congressional seat

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A 34-year-old Garden City native is running for the 1st Congressional District seat in Kansas.

Kali Barnett, a Democrat, is a political newcomer who taught school in Kansas and New York City. She is running for the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall.

Marshall has not formally announced he will seek a U.S. Senate seat, but he is expected to enter that race.

The Hutchinson News reports Barnett officially launched Kali for Kansas during the weekend. She is the first Democrat to announce her candidacy for the 1st District, which has never sent a woman to Congress.

Barnett said she will advocate for federal support of schools, better health care and access to health care for rural areas.

She will have campaign operations in Garden City and Manhattan.

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