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Wed August 6, 2014
Roberts Holds Off Challenger To Claim GOP Nomination
More registered Republicans in Kansas voted for someone other than Pat Roberts for the U.S. Senate...but Roberts still won his primary election.
It was a close call, but ultimately he claimed victory by fighting-off his main challenger, tea party-backed Milton Wolf.
He finished the race with just 48% of the vote. The other 52% was split among his three challengers, with Wolf capturing 41% of the vote.
Roberts will now face Democrat Chad Taylor and independent candidate Greg Orman this fall.
Taylor, the Shawnee County District Attorney, advanced in the Democratic primary. And Orman, the independent candidate, has been gaining name recoginition with a heavy advertising campaign.