As He Seeks A Fourth Term, Senator Roberts Faces Questions About His Residency In Kansas

Feb 11, 2014

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.