Skip to comments.Pat Roberts' On-Air Gaffe Sparks Primary Foe's Challenge
Posted on 07/11/2014 6:33:15 AM PDT by PoloSec
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts stoked the political brushfire he was hoping to smother during a recent Kansas City-area radio morning show.
"Every time I get an opponent uh, I mean, every time I get a chance I'm home," Roberts said during the KCMO interview.
That's just Milton Wolf's point. The tea party-backed challenger for the GOP nomination has been casting the third-term senator as a Washington politician who has lost touch with his constituents. The charge is a potent one already in the 2014 midterm elections: It was a key factor in the ouster last month of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. The accusation nearly cost veteran Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran the GOP nomination, and remains a challenge for him.
Wolf rests much of his case on Roberts' living arrangements. The senator owns a Washington-area home while his official residence in Dodge City is rented space in a home owned by two supporters. Not so long ago, Roberts joked about having full access to a recliner there.
It's no laughing matter now. The "residency issue" has given some GOP voters pause, even if they believe Roberts has represented the state well during a 47-year career in politics.
Roberts does own a duplex unit in Dodge City but actually rents it out acknowledging during the radio interview, "That was probably a mistake."
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It’s just amazing how the truth peeks its head out sometimes.
I live in Wichita and I see Pat Roberts in Kansas several times every year.
He meant to say “opportunity” and he said “opponent” instead.
Milton Wolf is a complete fake.
Politicians and diapers need to be changed often and for the same reason.
Freud just did a little back-flip.
They don’t run for a position. They run for a lifetime career. Owning a home in DC and not one in their home districts was an issue back in the 70s. A congressman from Arkansas explained that he couldn’t afford two houses and was re-elected until he retired.