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Ryann Brooks/GazetteJoe and Connie Mushrush show Congressman Roger Marshall some of their most impacted lands Monday.

The Kansas Farm Bureau announced Friday that its voters PAC has endorsed Congressman Roger Marshall for re-election in Kansas’ 1st Congressional District.

In a written release sent July 20, members of the Voters Organized To Elect Farm Bureau Friends PAC said they were backing Marshall after previously declining an endorsement, stating the congressman needed to remember who had won him his seat in 2016. At the time Marshall said he would be reaching out to the bureau to address their concerns.

“After seeking clarification from Rep. Marshall on the importance of representation on the House Agriculture Committee, we stand ready to re-elect the congressman for a second term in 2018,” Rich Felts, Kansas Farm Bureau president said in a written release. “Congressman Marshall has played a key role in the House-passed farm bill and we are excited he was named a conference committee conferee earlier this week.”

Marshall said he was “grateful” for the endorsement.

“We are grateful for the endorsement of Kansas Farm Bureau,” Marshall said. “We will continue to work hand-in-glove with them as we finish up a terrific farm bill in conference committee; giving the Kansas farmer five years of much needed certainty and support.”

The Kansas Farm Bureau has also endorsed Jeff Colyer for Kansas Governor, Derek Schmidt for Kansas Attorney General, Caryn Tyson for the 2nd Congressional District, Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS 4) and Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS 3).

Marshall will face opposition in the Aug. 7 primary from Republican Nick Reinecker of Inman. Democrat Alan LaPolice of Clyde is running unopposed in the primary and will face the winner of the Republican primary during the general election Nov. 6.

Since 1993, VOTE FBF has endorsed and supported candidates for public office who support family farming and ranching.

Visit www.kfb.org/2018election for more information.

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