Pat Roberts en State Panel Rejects Challenge to Roberts Candidacy For Re-Election <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state panel has rejected an effort to block Kansas Senator Pat Roberts from running for re-election. The State Objections Board ruled 3-0 against a group of </span>Kansans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> arguing that Roberts doesn’t really live in the state. It sets the stage for Roberts to face challenger Milton Wolf in the August Republican primary.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:44:07 +0000 Stephen Koranda 34373 at State Panel Rejects Challenge to Roberts Candidacy For Re-Election UPDATE: Kansas Board Rejects Residency Challenge Against Sen. Pat Roberts <p><em><strong>UPDATE: A state elections board has rejected a claim that U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is not truly a Kansas resident, allowing him to seek re-election this year.</strong></em></p><p>A state panel will meet today to decide if Republican Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is eligible to appear on the primary election ballot.</p><p>Four Kansans have filed claims challenging his candidacy; they say he may not meet the residency requirement.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 18:58:30 +0000 Stephen Koranda & Associated Press 34317 at Kansas State Objections Board Considers Allegations Over Senator Pat Robert's Residency <p>The State Objections Board will meet Monday to consider allegations that U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is not truly a Kansas resident and shouldn’t be allowed to seek re-election.</p><p>Secretary of State Kris Kobach scheduled the board meeting after four citizens filed objections to listing the three-term senator on the August 5th Republican primary ballot.</p><p>GOP tea party challenger Milton Wolf contends that Roberts lives in Alexandria, Virginia, where the senator owns a home.</p><p>Roberts and his wife own a duplex unit in Dodge City but rent it out.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:29:04 +0000 Associated Press 34200 at U.S. Senator Pat Roberts Out-Fundraising Primary Challenger <p>U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts continues to maintain his fundraising advantage over challenger Dr. Milton Wolf in their Kansas primary race.</p><p>According to reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission, incumbent Senator Roberts raised more than $534,000 from Jan. 1 through March 31st, aided by nearly $260,000 from political action committees.</p><p>Wolf’s campaign says it raised more than $318,000 during the same period, and that all but about 5 thousand dollars were from individual donors.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:42 +0000 Associated Press 33146 at As He Seeks A Fourth Term, Senator Roberts Faces Questions About His Residency In Kansas <p>U.S. Senator Pat Roberts is facing questions about whether he can claim Kansas as his home, as he seeks a fourth Senate term.</p><p>Roberts and his wife own a duplex in Dodge City, but it has a tenant.</p><p>He's registered to vote at another Dodge City address less than half a mile away. That home belongs to some longtime friends and supporters; he rents a room and a bathroom there for $300 a month.</p><p>The issue is getting new scrutiny after a New York Times story suggested Roberts was "desperate" to re-establish ties with his home state.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:35:09 +0000 Associated Press 30095 at Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Tea Party Candidate Milton Wolf <p>The national group "Senate Conservatives Fund" has endorsed Milton Wolf in campaign against Senator Roberts for the Kansas Republican primary.</p><p>Wolf is a radiologist in Leawood, Kansas, and is running against Roberts as a tea party candidate.</p><p>He's criticized Roberts on budget, tax and health care issues and sees the endorsement as helping him build momentum.</p><p>Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint founded the Senate Conservatives Fund.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:44:56 +0000 Associated Press 27529 at Roberts, Opponent Spar Over Budget Deal <p>U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has announced he'll vote against a bipartisan budget deal, but the Kansas Republican's primary opponent says Roberts should have spoken up earlier. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:35:46 +0000 Associated Press 27512 at Roberts Wants Farm Bill Talks to Resume <p>Republican Kansas Senator Pat Roberts says he isn't satisfied with the pace of negotiations on the farm bill. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:34:17 +0000 Stephen Koranda 27177 at Shawnee County DA Forms Exploratory Committee For Senate Run <p>Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor has officially formed an exploratory committee to gauge a possible run for the U.S. Senate. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:23:02 +0000 Stephen Koranda 25825 at Shawnee County DA Likely To Challenge Roberts For Senate Seat <p></p><p>Republican Kansas Senator Pat Roberts could have a new challenger in the 2014 U.S. Senate election. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor is reportedly considering a run for the seat. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:24:56 +0000 Stephen Koranda 25706 at