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Pat Roberts

Endorse This: Senator’s Musical Phone Call

This usually stone-faced U.S. Senator really “let it go” — if only for a moment.

April 16, 2015

Kansas Republican Voices An Incumbent’s Lament

Pat Roberts says it’s “been a tough year” for all incumbents.

November 4, 2014
U.S. Senate Independent candidate Greg Orman, left, shakes hands with Sen. Pat Roberts following their debate at the KSN television studio Oct. 15, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. (Fernando Salazar/Wichita Eagle/MCT)

Moderate Thunder Out Of Kansas

Why the Tea Party may be in for a big surprise on election night.

October 30, 2014

Could Latino Voters Decide Kansas’ Elections?

Could Republican hostility to Latino voters swing one of the most pivotal Senate races?

October 10, 2014

In Kansas Senate Race, Pat Roberts Tries To Right His Campaign

Can the embattled Republican recover before election day?

October 9, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Grimes Isn’t Done Yet In Kentucky

Get the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 1, 2014

Analysis: Pat Roberts Ranks Among Most Vulnerable Senators

Find out which incumbents are on the chopping block.

October 1, 2014

WATCH: The Koch Brothers Are Worried About Kansas

It’s panic time for Senator Pat Roberts.

September 24, 2014

Kansas Democrat Chad Taylor’s Name Ordered Off Ballot

Could this decision upend the midterms?

September 19, 2014

Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Let’s go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November’s elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts the party’s chances of doing so at 62.6 percent. On second thought, let’s not. As even Silver would admit, there’s plenty of room for unforeseen events. […]

September 16, 2014

Senate Candidate In Kansas Is A Serial Business And Political Entrepreneur

By Dave Helling, The Kansas City Star Greg Orman once lent money to actress Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds and her son wanted to turn her large collection of Hollywood memorabilia into a museum in Tennessee. Orman liked the idea and lent their company more than $1.6 million in 2002. But the project foundered and the company […]

September 15, 2014

Kansas’ Senate Race Gets Even Murkier

Sep. 4 (Bloomberg View) — Late yesterday afternoon, there was a big shakeup in what had been until now a pretty stable Senate election cycle: Pat Roberts of Kansas, who was already unpopular, became the most vulnerable Republican incumbent senator when the Democratic nominee suddenly abandoned his campaign — giving independent Greg Orman an opportunity […]

September 4, 2014

Democrats See Chance In Kansas Senate Race — After Democrat Drops Out

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The topsy-turvy race for the Senate in Kansas took another turn Wednesday when the lackluster Democratic candidate dropped out, elevating an independent newcomer to battle incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts this fall. The sudden narrowing of what had been a three-way race could give Democrats a rare […]

September 4, 2014

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

Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of some key polls from the week of April 13: Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) […]

April 18, 2014

Today In GOP Outreach: Come Meet Kansas’ Indian Doctors!

In all likelihood, President Obama’s pick to be the next surgeon general, Vivek Hallegere Murthy, will be confirmed by the Senate and become the foremost leader of public health in the United States. Republicans in the Senate have their reservations about Murthy; for example, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander chided him for his support for the Affordable Care […]

February 5, 2014