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Senator Roberts Holds Off Tea Party In Kansas GOP Primary

By Kurtis Lee and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau One of the last chances for a Tea Party challenger to oust an establishment Republican came to an end in Kansas on Tuesday night when U.S. Senator Pat Roberts defeated Milton Wolf. The three-term senator had 48 percent to Wolf’s 41 percent of the votes with […]

August 6, 2014

Kansas Senator’s Years In Washington Are Both Advantage, Vulnerability

By Dave Helling, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup. It’s already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he would be shaking hands at […]

July 22, 2014

Next Installment In Tea Party Reality Show Is In Kansas

By Scott Canon, McClatchy Washington Bureau OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — No place offers a perfect harbor for Tea Party politics. Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Virginia congressional district hatched a minor revolution to bump the conservative congressman for someone more adamantly conservative. Yet a perception of inattentiveness to hometown needs was at least among the […]

June 30, 2014

Five Tea Party Favorites Headed For Defeat In GOP Primaries

The 2014 midterm elections are kicking into high gear, with GOP primaries throughout the nation being watched closely as “establishment” Republicans and Democrats alike anticipate the defeat of several Tea Party candidates. Just four years ago, the Tea Party emerged as a powerful and, for some, fresh force in the Republican Party. Today, however, ultraconservatives are struggling […]

May 19, 2014