|Pat Roberts is a member of the gridlock express. He's been very comfortable with his position as senator from Kansas. Then along comes Greg Orman, an independent who called Roberts out for being too established. Now we have a dead heat race.|
Even in Kansas, the Republicans are pouring more money into a race that should have been an easy ride. I didn't know that Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) was struggling. I wrote this race off as a Safe Republican.
Now I am putting it in the leans Republican category.
He's facing a candidate who isn't even a Democrat. He's being taken on by independent candidate Greg Orman.
Roberts is the senior United States Senator from Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, he has served since 1997. He previously served as the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
|Insurgent candidate Milton Wolf warned Republicans that he was going to go after Roberts for being in Washington too much.|
Roberts was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, and is currently serving his third term. On the Intelligence Committee, he was responsible for an investigation into the intelligence failures prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Orman is putting some political fire in the Sunflower state.
This race for the U.S. Senate is closely watched by the junk food media. They have put their input into this race. Orman a businessman who is an independent may shake up some things.
Orman was born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota, the second-oldest of six children. He resides in the Olathe, Kansas.
Orman graduated from Princeton University in 1991 with a degree in economics. He was a member of the Princeton College Republicans and worked for George H. W. Bush's presidential campaign in 1988. However, in 1992 he supported Independent Ross Perot.
Orman supported Barack Obama for president in 2008. He supported Mitt Romney for president in 2012. He supported carpetbagger insurgent Scott Brown, jackass Todd Akin, inept Senator Harry Reid (D-NV, Majority Leader) and Roberts.
Orman admits that he's not interested in supporting either party.
For Orman, whoever is more in line with Kansas voters is who I am interested in.
The Democrats had their nominee drop out because they fear that if he stayed in the race, they would fail. Chad Taylor, the nominee for U.S. Senate under the Democrats saying its not worth it. He didn't endorse Orman, but does supports his campaign.
I mean this is even affecting embattled Kansas governor Sam Brownback, the Republican running for a second term.
Orman was once a Democrat and once a Republican is getting hammered by the establishment.
Even that annoying gadfly from Project Veritas tried to sabotage this one.
Roberts who has been relatively comfortable in his position as a U.S. Senate now treading on thin ice with the voters of Kansas. He's senate for nearly 20 years.
Roberts' time might come to an end if Orman runs this "I'm truly an outsider" nonsense.
|Followers of an insurgent candidate tracked Roberts getting out of his vehicle. The plates were registered in Virginia. Orman has used the insurgency's tactics against Roberts.|
That was a weapon Orman used against Roberts. That right there has put Roberts in the embattled category.
Could Orman be the Clark Kent in a Superman suit?
Seriously I am saying this!
Is Kansas voters so tired of politicians being "too comfortable" with Washington, DC?
Could this be the Democratic Party's chance to hold on to the U.S. Senate?
Did you know that Maine and Vermont have senators who are independent?
Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Angus King (I-ME) are the two senators who caucus with Democrats but are extremely distant from the policies of the both parties.