Kansas State Rep. Kevin Yoder of Overland Park won the Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District. That covers all of Johnson and Wyandotte counties and the eastern portion of Douglas County, including parts of Lawrence.
Yoder, the House Appropriation Committee chairman, defeated eight other Republicans yesterday. His closest challenger was former state House member Patricia Lightner of Olathe.
Democrat Dennis Moore is retiring after representing the district since 1999. Moore's wife, Stephene Moore, won the Democratic primary and will face Yoder in the general election.