Huelskamp blames "outside money" for loss

Published: Aug. 3, 2016 at 6:06 AM CDT
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Congressman Tim Huelskamp will lose his seat in Washington. Doctor Roger Marshall defeated the incumbent last night.

Huelskamp calls last nights race a disappointing loss. We spoke to Huelskamp in the lobby after his watch party in Hutchinson. KWCH was not allowed inside the party in Hutchinson for the duration of the event.

Campaign staffers kicked out all media as early results started coming in showing Huelskamp was down. This was after media was told it was okay to set up inside.

Staffers forced KWCH and other media to leave and said we would need to wait in the lobby.

Around 11:30 p.m. when Huelskamp stepped out of the party, Eyewitness News reporter Emily Griffin asked why she was not allowed in.

"This is my event, it's not the media's event," Huelskamp said. "And you all refused to cover the facts that millions of dollars of super pacs were coming in, you refused to cover the lies they told about my record."

Huelskamp blamed what he said was $3 million in "outside money" for Marshall's win.

Huelskamp says he is disappointed with the outcome, but before he actually gives us his seat, he says he has a lot of work to do when he goes back to Washington in September.