Republicans were on their way to controlling the Kansas congressional delegation for two more years, according to incomplete returns in Tuesday's elections.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder was easily winning a second term representing the 3rd Congressional District, which covers Johnson, Wyandotte and northeast Miami counties. He led Libertarian Joel Balam of Overland Park, rolling up 68 percent of the vote.
Yoder didn't draw any major-party opposition this year in the face of an enormous campaign fund he had amassed. He reported having $1.1 million in the bank as of Oct.17.
Yoder's re-election came about two months after he apologized for skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee during a congressional fact-finding trip to Israel last year. Yoder was one of about 20 members of a congressional traveling party who reportedly jumped into the lake following dinner at a seaside restaurant.
Jenkins had 57 percent of the vote to 39 percent for Schlingensiepen in the 2nd District, which covers most of eastern Kansas except for the Kansas City area. The district includes Lawrence, Leavenworth and Lansing.
In the 1st District in western Kansas, Republican incumbent Tim Huelskamp ran unopposed.