Sen. Pat Roberts
Republican Pat Roberts is holding onto his Senate seat.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts hoped Kansas’ deep Republican roots would hold firm Tuesday as he sought to fend off a surprisingly staunch challenge from a suburban Kansas City businessman pledging to bring a nonpartisan voice to Washington.
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and independent challenger Greg Orman began their closing appeals in this surprisingly competitive race, aiming mainly at dissatisfied moderates in vote-rich eastern Kansas.
Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling Sen. Pat Roberts that the incumbent must be re-elected so the GOP can take control of the Senate and “fix a few big things” in Washington.
Decision expected to make it more difficult for Republican Pat Roberts to win a 4th term
The Democrat challenging three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has ended his campaign without explanation.
Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Senate Republicans this year. Next up: Tennessee, and the odds for the upstarts are no better.
Sen. Pat Roberts said Thursday that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over allegations that he knew of the gathering of journalists’ telephone records and emails.