Tracy Mann defeats Kali Barnett in race for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District

Republican Tracey Mann won the race for Kansas' 1st Congressional District over Democrat Kali Barnett. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group) Photo credit: Dylan Connell

The Associated Press called the 1st Congressional District race in Kansas, and Republican Tracey Mann took the win over Democrat Kali Barnett.

Mann earned the U.S. House seat with 71 percent of the vote and 1,242 of 1,361 precincts reporting.

The “Big First” makes up over half of Kansas and is a historically red district. A Democrat only held the seat once and has never been held by a woman.

Mann will replace current Republican Rep. Roger Marshall.

My name is Jared Shuff, and I am a former editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously, I worked as the arts & culture editor and as a contributing writer for the news desk. I am a senior in secondary education with an emphasis in English/journalism. I grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas, and attended Hutchinson Community College before transferring to K-State in 2020.