Skip to comments.Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts won't say how many days he spends in Kansas
Posted on 02/11/2014 5:16:39 AM PST by cotton1706
Recently the New York Times reported that Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, who owns a duplex in Dodge City as well as a house in Alexandria, Va., does not live in the Dodge City home when he is in Kansas. Instead, Roberts has rented out the house for several years; he told the Times he pays a friend $300 a month to stay in a room in the friend's house during visits to his home state.
The article set off an uproar, with both Democrats and Republicans slamming Roberts. But the piece did not shed much light on the bigger question, which is how much time Roberts spends in Kansas. In the story's second paragraph, the Times quoted a Dodge City resident who said, "I've been here since '77, and Ive only seen [Roberts] twice." Readers who stuck around for the third-to-last paragraph learned that "in the last year, [Roberts] has visited 72 of the state's 105 counties, several of them more than once," although the Times suggested Roberts only did so because he fears a primary challenge. (He has one, in Kansas City physician Milton Wolf, who has used the Times story to attack Roberts as a Republican who really represents Virginia, not Kansas.)
But the question remains: How much time has Roberts spent in Kansas? Not just in 2013, but in years past, when he was less concerned about his immediate re-election prospects?
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I have asked many of the old bulls of Leavenworth County (business, politics, law, farm) how many time Roberts has been to Leavenworth in recent years. He was here during Obama’s first term for a town hall when they were considering moving the Guantanamo prisoners to the Disciplinary Barracks, but none could remember a time before or since.
There are way, way too many Senators from Washington DC.
If we don’t fix THAT, we can’t get anywhere.
This is embarassing for him, but I just don’t see all those moderate Republicans in the suburban Kansas City area going for Wolf. I think he’ll survive it.
Support Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS
Funny, I don’t recall any NYT articles from when ND had two Democrat Senators who had lavish DC suburban homes and small unoccupied apartments back home.
Senator Wyden (OR) does NOT live in Oregon...He lives in New York! I am sure there are many more like this. I believe with today’s technology it is time to force Congress critters to work out of their districts at least 50% of the time.