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In Kansas, Pat Roberts and Greg Orman try to piece together a U.S. Senate victory | The Kansas City Star

In Kansas, Pat Roberts and Greg Orman try to piece together a U.S. Senate victory | The Kansas City Star

Neither side has this one figured out.

More than $27 million had been spent on the U.S. Senate race in Kansas as of Friday, the most for any political contest in the state’s history.

And yet the polls say Pat Roberts and Greg Orman are still running neck and neck with only two days to go.

Negative ads, round-the-clock tweeting, robocalls, mailboxes stuffed with slick campaign fliers.

There’s no escaping the frenzy this campaign season as both sides strain to find an edge.

Just what is Roberts’ path to victory? He can’t fall back on rote moves from the Republican playbook. Not when he’s challenged by somebody who rejects the old party labels.

And how does an independent like Orman win? He faces an incumbent with an established party organization. Whatever network of volunteers Orman’s team has pieced together, it had to make from scratch.

via In Kansas, Pat Roberts and Greg Orman try to piece together a U.S. Senate victory | The Kansas City Star.

Roberts, Orman spar over gridlock blame in OP debate | Politics – KMBC Home

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts went on the attack during a crucial political debate in Overland Park on Wednesday.

Sen. Pat Roberts and challenger Greg Orman squared off over gridlock, health care reform and who will determine the future control of the U.S. Senate during their debate in Overland Park on Wednesday.

WATCH full hour-long Senate forum here

Roberts is fighting off a tough challenge from Independent candidate Greg Orman, who has led Roberts in many recent polls.

Republicans need to pick up six Senate seats in the November elections to re-take control of the Senate. They did not expect Roberts to have much trouble keeping his seat in a very Republican state, but he is.

“It is a national race now. No question. It’s my first,” said Roberts. “I am sure enjoying it, guys.”

via Roberts, Orman spar over gridlock blame in OP debate | Politics – KMBC Home.

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