As He Seeks A Fourth Term, Senator Roberts Faces Questions About His Residency In Kansas
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts is facing questions about whether he can claim Kansas as his home, as he seeks a fourth Senate term.
Roberts and his wife own a duplex in Dodge City, but it has a tenant.
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.
The issue is getting new scrutiny after a New York Times story suggested Roberts was "desperate" to re-establish ties with his home state.
Roberts says Kansas has always been his home, but primary challenger Milton Wolf says the issue shows Roberts is a creature of Washington.