(Updated to include comment from the Weir campaign).
Former Kansas Republican Party Chairwoman Amanda Adkins plans to launch her candidacy for Congress next month, according to text messages obtained by the Sunflower State Journal.
Adkins is expected to announce her campaign for the Kansas 3rd Congressional District seat at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Prairiefire Museum in southern Overland Park, according to text messages sent to Republicans across the district.
The texts were sent by Alana Roethle, former secretary of the Kansas Republican Party and a longtime Adkins' friend.
Roethle declined to comment any further late Monday . . .