Romney in for Roberts in OP Monday
October 21, 2014

(AP) – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to campaign for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in suburban Kansas City next week, the latest national figure working to save the embattled three-term incumbent.

Romney is to headline a rally with Roberts next Monday at the Prairie Fire shopping and residential complex in Overland Park.

In a statement, Romney calls Roberts “a conservative champion for Kansas.” The former Massachusetts governor has also endorsed Senate nominees in battlegrounds such as Colorado, Iowa and Louisiana.

Romney in recent weeks has stepped back into the limelight, acting as a national GOP leader in a party searching for one.

Roberts is facing independent candidate Greg Orman, an Olathe businessman, in what has become a surprisingly competitive race in GOP-heavy Kansas.

Survey USA: Indy Orman Up By 1 In Latest Poll
September 8, 2014

A new poll for Wichita TV station KSN shows Independent Greg Orman leading three term Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.
The poll shows Orman with 37% of the vote, Roberts with 36% and former candidate Chad Taylor, the Democrat who dropped out last week, with 10% of the vote.
Orman’s campaign released a statement after the poll was released late Monday afternoon.
“Kansans are sick and tired of the partisan dysfunction in Washington, and Greg’s focus on problem solving continues to attract support from Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike,” said Jim Jonas the campaign manager.
Roberts’ new campaign manager Corry Bliss issued a statement saying Senator Roberts has brought many jobs to the state.
“We are confident the people of
Kansas will once again support Pat Roberts”.
The SurveyUSA poll showed Orman with 52% of the Democratic votel; 42% of the independent vote; and 26% of the Republican vote in the state.
At a debate Saturday at the State fair in Hutchinson, GOP incumbent Roberts charged Oman with being a liberal who supported President Barack Obama