Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins and her leading Democratic challenger in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District are both claiming success in raising funds ahead of this year's elections.
Jenkins reported Tuesday that she raised more than $1.1 million for all of 2013.
Democrat Margie Wakefield entered the race in August and reported raising $214,000 during the last five months of 2013. Wakefield is a family law attorney from Lawrence and is making her first bid for Congress.
Jenkins is a former state legislator and state treasurer. She defeated former congressman Jim Ryun in the 2008 Republican primary and went on to oust Democratic incumbent Nancy Boyda.
Jenkins is also a member of House Republican leadership, serving as vice chairwoman of the GOP conference.