Skip to comments.Democrat's exit roils Kansas Senate race
Posted on 09/03/2014 3:32:16 PM PDT by sunmars
Democrat Chad Taylor has dropped out of the Kansas Senate race, according to local reports, complicating Sen. Pat Robertss (R-Kan.) reelection fight.
ADVERTISEMENT Local outlet Kansas First News is reporting Taylor, the Shawnee County district attorney, said he submitted papers to withdraw himself from the ballot at 4:15 p.m. Central Time Wednesday, just 45 minutes before the deadline to exit the race.
The race is now a three-way battle between Roberts, independent Greg Orman and libertarian Randall Batson. Now, Taylors exit may create more of a headache for Roberts, who has emerged as surprisingly vulnerable in recent weeks, with multiple polls showing him holding just a single-digit lead in the race.
The GOP incumbent emerged from a contentious primary fight with his campaign coffers depleted and his profile in the state bruised due to a heavy focus from his primary opponent on questions of whether he actually lives in Kansas.
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The fake “Independents” will caucus with the Democrats, Bernie Sanders does, so they win.
I don’t know anything about Roberts. Is he at least semi conservative?
Where else are they going to pull this crap....the GOP needs to catch onto this game quick.
The GOPe is to blame for this mess. Pat Roberts should have retired the instant it was revealed he lives in Virginia. Now he’s vulnerable.
Probably depends on the topic and his election cycle...
I just read this from the Wichita Eagle online. Sounds like Orman polls better head to head with Roberts so that may be why Taylor pulled out to help his fellow liberal democrat, er, “independent”, lol
He's about as conservative as establishment GOP senators get. Which means he's conservative in election years and more moderate in the other 5.
I have great difficulty seeing how this will “complicate” things for Roberts. One of the big advantages enjoyed by demoncraps is that they have a built-in zombie base that will always vote for the ‘D’. It’s hard for me to imagine that the absence of a ‘D’ could be construed as anything other than a good thing.
I think its because he polls badly but in a year like this, i cannot see Kansas going against the tide coming.
Kansas needs it pointed out to them, the balance of the Senate matters this year.
Exactly! The GOPe is worse than the Dims themselves. Last poll I saw in a hypothetical two way with the Indy Roberts was down something like 10. And I don’t see him making it up. he’s just a bad candidate.
|Poll||Date||Roberts (R)||Taylor (D)||Orman (I)||Spread|
|SurveyUSA||8/20 - 8/23||37||32||20||Roberts +5|
|PPP (D)||8/14 - 8/17||32||25||23||Roberts +7|
|SurveyUSA||7/17 - 7/22||38||33||14||Roberts +5|
How does it matter with a Dim in the WH and 2016 on the horizon where the Dims get something like 10 seats? The Senate majority doesn’t matter at all. What matters is getting rid of the GOPe before we really have NO shot at changing the nation’s direction. That time is soon coming.
they elected bamey in 2012 and Frankin and a multitude of others....
its called cutting your nose off to spite their faces....it matters, another 2 years, the last 2 years of Obama with dimwit controlling the senate is nauseating.
When there is no difference between the GOPe and the Dem then what’s the point?
Good. I hope the Republicans get their asses kicked in November. The party stands for nothing, hasn’t done anything squat about Obama and his reckless policies, and has protected geriatric incumbents like Roberts and Cochran while giving conservatives the shaft. I honestly don’t care if the Rats takeover Congress.
I read in another thread this morning that Greg Orman ran as a democrat against Roberts in 2008. I think once people figure out he is a fake "independent" and just another democrat in sheep's clothing, I don't think that 10 point lead will hold. That is if that polling firm can be trusted.
Pure unsubstantiated bovine feces.
I was’ t even sure Taylor was a democrat.
His big sign over 18th expressway is “Vote Moderate”. With nary an indication he is a Democrat.
They have really been pushing that “Vote Moderate” crap here. With little success.
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