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Next installment in GOP-tea party reality show: Kansas ^ | 6/26/14 | Scott Canon

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 Cantor’s 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 that’s 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 president’s, painting the three-term incumbent as typical of what’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 06/28/2014 6:15:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Roberts doesn’t even live here anymore, has moved to Washington DC to finish out his days at the government trough

2 posted on 06/28/2014 6:36:04 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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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.

3 posted on 06/28/2014 6:45:33 AM PDT by Kanzan
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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?

4 posted on 06/28/2014 8:50:57 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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