Skip to comments.Where He Really Lives Aside, Sen. Pat Roberts Has Moved to His Right (Yup! Election year!)
Posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:32 AM PST by cotton1706
Sen. Pat Roberts might be in additional re-election trouble, thanks to a weekend story in The New York Times thats generating buzz about how the Republican doesnt have a home he can call his own in Kansas but he does have a new case to make about his conservative credentials.
After 16 years in the Senate (and as many years before that in the House) cementing a reputation as an establishment Republican, one driven much less by ideology than by a desire for accomplishment, Roberts tacked hard to the right last year. In fact, among the six members of the Senate Republican Conference facing viable primary challenges, Roberts was unique in this regard: He opposed President Barack Obama much more often than before and also stuck with his party significantly more than he usually does.
The CQ Roll Call vote studies for 2013 found that Roberts voted against the presidents wishes 66 percent of the time, 6 points higher than the Senate GOP average. During Obamas first term, the senators presidential opposition averaged 55 percent.
At the same time, Roberts toed the party line on 99 percent of the votes in which most Republicans voted the opposite way from most Democrats. That nearly perfect measure of loyalty was 13 points higher than the average Senate GOP party unity mark; it also was 8 points higher than Roberts average for the first four years of his current term.
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Looking forward to voting against this guy. Maybe I should register R.
Support Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS
The 6th year Republican squish metamorphosis.
Surely the folks in Kansas will see this as nothing but an opportunistic attempt to fool them. If he wins the election this time, he will be too old to run again next time and knowing that he will not have to face the voters again.....Katie bar the door.