Skip to comments.Next installment in GOP-tea party reality show: Kansas
Posted on 06/28/2014 6:15:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. No place offers a perfect harbor for tea party politics.
Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantors Virginia congressional district hatched a minor revolution to bump the conservative congressman for someone more adamantly conservative. Yet a perception of inattentiveness to hometown needs was at least among the factors that took Cantor down.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran got a scare by finishing second in his Republican primary amid a tea party uprising against the incumbent. But this week he received a runoff reprieve.
Later this summer, tea party passion will get a test in the Kansas primary.
Here, in a red state thats turning ever more crimson in recent elections, establishment conservative Pat Roberts seeks re-election to the U.S. Senate against a distant cousin of the presidents, painting the three-term incumbent as typical of whats wrong with Washington.
Their Aug. 5 Republican primary might test not only how angry Kansas Republicans have grown with the feds, but also whether tea party activism holds any more surprises. Milton Wolf, whose family tree crosses with that of President Barack Obama, carries the tea party flag along with money from national groups in an upstart challenge to politics as usual.
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Roberts doesn’t even live here anymore, has moved to Washington DC to finish out his days at the government trough
One day the party director says that ‘the tea party’ and the KS GOP are one in the same, but here he’s acting like they’re different parties.
Mississippi helps Wolf, no question, it takes a lot to disgust mainline Republicans, but Mississippi has changed everything.
I’m sure Senator Moron will spend a lot of RNSC money in Kansas to save fellow Kansan and Rino Pat Roberts. The RNSC spent money to call democrats and tell them McDaniel is racist among other things. Will that work in Kansas or are they have to have to call Dr. Wolf a child molester?