Kansas tea party congressman loses Republican primary battle

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp answers questions from the media following his primary election watch party held at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center on Tuesday evening, Aug. 2, 2016, in Hutchinson, Kan. Media was not allowed into the closed door gathering, with Huelskamp addressing the media following the event. Pictured with Huelskamp is his son Athan. Great Bend obstetrician Roger Marshall won the tough contest against Huelskamp in Tuesday's primary, making him the strong favorite to take the seat in November. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP)HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment since his election to Congress amid the tea party wave of 2010, and his clashes with former House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders helped get him booted from the House Agriculture Committee.

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