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Democrat Jay Sidie Starts Fundraiser For 2018 Congressional Bid

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Former congressional candidate Jay Sidie, a Democrat, has announced another run for the 3rd District seat.

There’s apparently another early entry into a 2018 Kansas congressional race.

Democrat Jay Sidie lost his 2016 campaign against incumbent 3rd District congressman Kevin Yoder by about 10 points -- but that was much closer than many expected.

Now Sidie has sent out an email fundraising appeal, asking supporters to kick in $5 to a potential rematch with Yoder.

Sidie says in the email that he wants to build on the success the Democrats had in the 4th District special election last week.

Sidie, a Mission Woods businessman, filed a campaign finance report last month with the FEC showing he has about $78,000 in his campaign account.

Sam Zeff covers education for KCUR and the Kansas News Service and is co-host of the political podcast Statehouse Blend Kansas. Follow him on Twitter @SamZeff.