Michelle De La Isla wins Democratic primary for 2nd Congressional District

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla won the Democratic primary for the U.S. House of Representatives’ 2nd Congressional District, beating James Windholz.

KSNT News spoke with her after she won.

De La Isla will run against Jake LaTurner, who beat out Steve Watkins and Dennis Taylor in the Republican primary.

Before taking on the role of mayor of Topeka, De La Isla was a Topeka city councilwoman. She announced her bid for the 2nd Congressional District in January.

While the campaign trail for the Democratic primary between De La Isla and Windholz was uneventful, the Republican primary has drawn national attention. Minutes before the GOP candidates’ first televised debate on KSNT, the Shawnee County District Attorney announced voter fraud charges against Watkins, which he denied. Watkins accused prosecutor Mike Kagay of colluding with LaTurner, as the two share a mail provider.

Visit KSNT’s election results page for a breakdown of vote counts between the two candidates. Stay with KSNT for more updates from Your Local Election Headquarters.  

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