Greg Orman: A candidate without a party

Greg Orman:  A candidate without a party

Independent candidate Greg Orman, running a surprisingly competitive race for the Senate in Kansas, has based his campaign on his disdain for both major political parties. But the parties have something the Kansas City businessman could really use right now: an established get out the vote operation. In most elections, making sure that friendly voters […]

Can Democrats regain votes outside of cities?

Can Democrats regain votes outside of cities?

In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was “glad to be home.” Her Republican opponent in the Georgia race, David Perdue, stood on the same debate stage and bellowed, “Welcome to Perdue country.” Neither candidate lives near the fairgrounds, much less among […]

Pat Roberts shakes up his re-election team

Leroy Towns — once described as Roberts' "alter ego" — has stepped down

Pat Roberts shakes up his re-election team

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has shaken up his struggling re-election team in Kansas, replacing a longtime confidante as campaign manager and getting help from national operatives in a race that’s suddenly a battleground in the fight for Senate control. The campaign overhaul comes after Roberts’ bruising primary fight and the stunning attempt by his Democratic […]

More defeats for the tea party

Three-term Sen. Pat Roberts dispatched tea party favorite Milton Wolf

More defeats for the tea party

Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Republican Senate incumbents. Next up, Tennessee, and the odds are getting tougher for the upstarts. Three-term Sen. Pat Roberts dispatched tea party favorite Milton Wolf on Tuesday, edging out the radiologist and distant cousin of President Barack Obama in […]

Another problem for tea party insurgent

A problem in Wolf's life resurfaces from his past

Another problem for tea party insurgent

Milton Wolf’s chances of becoming the next tea party insurgent to knock off a GOP party titan got a huge boost when it was revealed that incumbent Pat Roberts’s official residence in Kansas was rented space in a friend’s Dodge City house. The three-term senator seemed perfect for casting as a Washington insider who was […]