Wealthy independent challenges veteran GOP senator

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman talks to workers at a healthcare company in Overland Park, Kan. Orman has turned a longshot independent candidacy into a threat to veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and the GOP’s hopes of winning the Senate majority. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman likes to say as he runs for the U.S. Senate in Kansas that he knows about working with others. He grew up in a house with five siblings and one bathroom — close quarters and a modest upbringing far removed from the wealth and political influence he now wields in his home state.

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