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  • World Series live thread, Game Four

    10/25/2014 4:58:50 PM PDT · by fhayek · 46 replies
    10/25/2014
    Holding a 2-1 Series edge, Kansas City starts Jason Vargas against the Giants' Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4. Pull up a chair, grab a brew, and chat about the World Series, baseball, politics, the human condition - whatever.
  • Democrat Loses Ground in Kansas Governor's Race

    10/25/2014 8:12:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 10/25/14 | John Hanna
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state's GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll. The closely watched race has begun moving in the incumbent's favor since the Republican Governors Association began bombarding television viewers with spots focused on how Davis was caught as a young attorney in a strip club during a 1998 meth raid. An officer reported finding Davis in a back room with a...
  • Schodorf and Kobach Spar Over Voter Citizenship Law In Debate

    10/22/2014 3:19:46 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    KMUW ^ | Aileen LeBlanc
    The forum covered several issues several times as the SAFE (Secure and Fair Elections) law, sponsored by Kobach, was attacked and defended. The law, which requires proof of citizenship for new Kansas voters, has left 22,000 would be registrants -- not so. "And now we have 22,000 people, who are citizens, in limbo. They don't have cell phones and smart phones," said Democrat Jean Schodorf (SNIP) Kobach said that his billing records show that he spent no more time per week on such activities than he would have on a round of golf.
  • A GOP Governor Tried A Radical Tax 'Experiment' — And Now He's Hanging On To His Political Life

    10/22/2014 2:17:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    WICHITA, Kansas — Everyone in Kansas will tell you the same metaphor to explain the state's tax policy. It's their own take on President Ronald Reagan's three-legged stool, specified for tax policy. The three legs: Income tax, sales tax, and property tax. If all three remain relatively even — if each is about 33% of the puzzle — the stool is balanced. The theory is that as long as the stool is balanced, the tax burden on Kansans will remain remarkably steady for a long period of time. It's relatively fair across income groups, and Kansans who support the policy...
  • Abortion CEO committed to keeping Tiller’s legacy alive endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansa

    10/20/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Ben Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Abortion CEO committed to ‘keeping Tiller’s legacy alive’ endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansas A longtime associate of abortionist George Tiller, who is now the CEO of her own Wichita abortion facility, has thrown her support behind Greg Orman in his bid to defeat Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas. “As CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, an organization that provides reproductive health care to Kansas women, I am disheartened that, once again, the lives of women are up for debate,” Julie Burkhart wrote in The Wichita Eagle. “We live in a time when...
  • Kansas: Pro-Abortion Greg Orman Literally Run’s Away From Voter’s Abortion Question

    10/20/2014 5:43:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Greg Orman is running as an independent in Kansas, a conservative pro-life state, by hoping to avoid being seen as a liberal candidate out of step with Midwestern voters on most issues. Pro-life groups have highlighted Orman’s abortion support and he has been running away from his position. he’s literally running away from voters, as Free Beacon reports: At a parade in Kansas on Saturday, the “independent” candidate running for Senate ran away without answering a woman’s question about his stance on abortion. After the incident, documented by America Rising, the woman said Orman completely dismissed her question in an...
  • Kansas Senate Race is a National Election

    10/20/2014 6:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Star Parker
    Former Democrat House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s political wisdom that “All politics is local” has been a staple in political thinking for many years. But the truth of the matter is that, regarding elections for national office, politics is really, today, a national business. And this is what voters in Kansas should be thinking about in the current close Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Independent challenger Greg Orman. Roberts has not been shy making the point that regaining the Senate by Republicans is crucial and this is what Kansas voters should be thinking about in this election. And...
  • Some in GOP 'Not Comfortable' with Ted Cruz on Campaign Trail

    10/19/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    While Sen. Ted Cruz may be a star among tea party faithful and other more socially conservative Republicans, he has been less active on the midterm campaign trail as some candidates fear he could polarize voters, The Hill reports. More welcomed in states with tight midterms contests have been Cruz's conservative brothers in the Senate, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who have been counted on to support election bids across the country, the Hill noted. “It’s almost exactly a year ago to the day when [Cruz] led to the government shutdown," Republican strategist Rich Galen told...
  • NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

    10/19/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Updated: October 18, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    With less than four weeks until Election Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s independent expenditure arm is shifting resources to increase its investment in six states, including South Dakota and Georgia. The NRSC has moved $1 million to South Dakota, plus another $1.45 million to Georgia. In South Dakota, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee made a $1 million television ad buy this week, on the heels of tightening poll numbers that showed its candidate, Rick Weiland, gaining ground. In Georgia, a new poll suggests a runoff is likely. The NRSC also is upping its investment in four other states: Alaska,...
  • Pat Roberts Finds No Place Like Home

    10/19/2014 1:45:35 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    Dozens of cows trumpeted in the pens out back as Sen. Pat Roberts made his pitch to attendees at a livestock market. Pat Roberts Finds No Place Like Home“When we get a Republican majority, I’ll be chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and we are gonna put the livestock producer first,” Roberts told the crowd from a room behind the then-empty cow pen, where the auctioneer had briefly paused his chant to allow the state’s senior senator to address the crowd. The lone man in a suit jacket in a crowd of denim, plaid, cowboy hats and baseball caps, Roberts...
  • Liberal Greg Orman Says He's Pro-Choice, Abortion Not Important At Debate

    10/17/2014 9:32:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    Liberal Greg Orman Says He's Pro-Choice, Abortion Not Important At Debate - VIDEO:
  • Shocking Kansas GOP sweep shaping up for Sam Brownback, Pat Roberts

    10/17/2014 2:17:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 10/17/14 | YAEL T. ABOUHALKAH
    Just weeks ago, Democrats in Kansas were salivating over the possibility that Paul Davis would be the next governor in the state and independent Greg Orman would be a new U.S. senator. Not any longer. In fact, rather suddenly, Republicans are thinking they are going to have an enjoyable Nov. 4 night of watching election returns. ThatÂ’s because they now have growing reasons to think Gov. Sam Brownback is going to defeat Davis and win re-election. That would be unfortunate, given just how badly BrownbackÂ’s economic policies have hurt the state. And they are giddy over the reversal in the...
  • Kansas: Pat Roberts Calls Greg Orman “Unconscionable” on Abortion

    10/16/2014 3:01:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | Kathy Ostrowski
    In the cola-dominated soft drink market, 7-up enjoyed great success after it labeled itself the “UN-cola”. And for the last 2 months, a multi-millionaire without public service experience, Greg Orman, has gotten some good poll numbers portraying himself as an independent “UN-politician” running against incumbent Kansas U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts. But in the candidate debate last night, Roberts charged that Orman’s attitude about abortion is “UNconcionable.” Here’s how it developed: more than halfway into the debate, the sole “life issue” question was posed: Kansas abortion law requires a mandatory ultrasound, should that be a federal law? (By the way, no...
  • Strippergate 98 and Paul Davis: Observations from the Scene

    10/15/2014 10:01:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Paul Ibbetson
    Kansas Democratic nominee for governor, Paul Davis Kansas voters will soon go to the polls and decide who they want to govern our state for the next four years. The question is what criteria will be used to fill this position? While economic issues such as business, jobs, and taxes always weigh heavily in our state, Kansans, more often than not, attempt to find leadership through people of faith and good moral values. In 1998, I was a member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force. One of several jobs I performed within this multi-agency group was that of serving...
  • Watch live: KU Hospital updates status of patient with Ebola-like symptoms

    10/14/2014 1:06:31 PM PDT · by Columbo · 8 replies
    University of Kansas Hospital officials to release an update on a patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms. Watch the news conference live.
  • University of Kansas Hospital reports patient at risk for Ebola

    10/13/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    Fox 4 KC ^ | 10-13-2014 | Andrew Lynch and Molly Balkenbush,
    A man in his 40’s who complained of a high fever and other serious symptoms contacted and then entered The University of Kansas Hospital at about 6 a.m. on Monday. The hospital says that the patient recently worked as a medical officer on a commercial ship off the west coast of Africa and has a low-to-moderate risk of Ebola. According to a news release, the patient is being kept in strict isolation and tests are being done to determine a diagnosis. Dr. Lee Norman, chief medical officer of the hospital, says that there are many other diseases that fit the...
  • State might have an Ebola patient (Kansas)

    10/13/2014 7:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Officials at the University of Kansas Hospital say a man being treated in isolation is considered at low to moderate risk of having contracted the Ebola virus. Chief medical officer Dr. Lee Norman says the patient came to the hospital Monday morning with significant weakness and diarrhea. The man also said he had previously had a fever....
  • Kansas patient at risk for Ebola

    10/13/2014 4:02:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 105 replies
    KANSAS CITY, Kan.—The University of Kansas Hospital reports an individual called and then came into the hospital early this morning with a high fever and other serious symptoms. Because the patient had recently worked on a medical boat off the west coast of Africa, the patient was immediately isolated on a special infectious disease unit and is undergoing tests. Hospital staff met the patient wearing personal protection equipment and followed the hospital’s plan for this kind of illness.
  • Tea party PAC plans announcement with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts

    10/13/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 13, 2014 | Suzanne Perez Tobias
    A national tea party group will hold a news conference in Wichita on Monday with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, but leaders stopped short of saying whether the group plans to endorse the Republican incumbent. “It will be an announcement,” said Taylor Budowich, executive director of the Tea Party Express, a California-based group that describes itself as the nation’s largest tea party political action committee. The news conference, set for 11 a.m. at the Sedgwick County Republican party headquarters in west Wichita, will be attended by Roberts and local tea party leaders and activists, Budowich said. Earlier this year the group...
  • What´s the Matter With Milton Wolf?

    10/13/2014 4:53:15 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 48 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | David Catron
    Will a Kansas Tea Partier help the Democrats retain their Senate majority? It has occasionally been claimed that the Civil War began not at Fort Sumter in South Carolina but on the banks of a small creek in Kansas, where John Brown and his sons murdered five men in what later became known as the “Pottawatomie massacre.” Today, a less grisly civil war is being fought throughout that state between disgruntled supporters of Tea Party candidate Milton Wolf and “establishment” Republicans working to reelect Senator Pat Roberts, who defeated Wolf in a hard fought GOP primary. This internecine conflict may...
  • No evidence links political opponents Cruz ’92, Orman ’91 during time at U. (Princeton)

    10/12/2014 9:43:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | October 12, 2014 | Christina Vosbikian
    When U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz ’92 set out on a bus tour last week, kickstarting the campaign for incumbent U.S. Senator from Kansas Pat Roberts, he also set out on a small-scale political battle against Greg Orman ’91, a Senate hopeful with whom Cruz spent three years at the University as an undergraduate. Orman, a businessman and independent candidate, has been accused by the Roberts campaign of being a stealthy democratic candidate. “I’m reminded of another candidate who ran in 2008 who ran on empty promises. He ran on hope and change, and he figured a whole bunch...
  • Senator Pat Roberts: Valerie Jarrett Was Involved in IRS Scandal [VIDEO]

    10/11/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-11-14 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday that he thinks the IRS targeting scandal was driven by Valerie Jarrett’s office in the White House, according to information that he saw that Democrats tried to “whitewash.” Roberts told talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that he participated in a Senate Finance Committee investigation into the IRS scandal but “the effort was made by the majority, by the Democrats in the Congress, to simply end that investigation,” which he called a “whitewash.” “I’m convinced that even Valerie Jarrett was involved,” Roberts said. “I think this was White House-driven. I think all of the...
  • Ted Cruz and the Republican Big Tent

    10/11/2014 8:50:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 10 Oct 2014 10:56 AM | Michael Reagan
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is a tea party stalwart.   Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., narrowly defeated a tea party opponent in the Republican Senate primary this year.   Ted Cruz has a perfect 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union.   Pat Roberts has an 84 percent rating from the ACU.   Yet this week Cruz will be in Kansas campaigning for Roberts in an election that is crucial for GOP hopes of retaking the Senate. The reason is simple. Fox News quotes Cruz explaining, “Roberts stood by my side in the fight to defund Obamacare, and he...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Echoes as West Virginia Relents and South Carolina Persists

    10/10/2014 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | ERIK ECKHOLM
    A Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage in five states reverberated further on Thursday, with the attorney general of West Virginia conceding that its ban on same-sex marriage was no longer defensible but South Carolina officials vowing to keep fighting to restrict marriage to a man and a woman. Since the Supreme Court decision on Monday and a ruling from a federal circuit court on Tuesday, new developments have appeared almost hourly as gay-rights advocates press for action in nine other states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
  • So why isn’t the NRSC doing more in, say, New Hampshire’s Senate race? Or, indeed, anything?

    10/10/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Moe Lane
    I’m not exactly sure what the reasoning is, here. It’s not because the race isn’t competitive. It is – or, more accurately, it could be. Jeanne Sheehan is ahead of Scott Brown by 6.5 points in the current RCP average, sure. But she’s also under 50% in the aggregate polling, which is the usual rule of thumb for an incumbent in trouble. This is the sort of situation where throwing some advertisting cash into the mix could really come in handy. Of course, it’s a little late for that now – back in May the Democrats blocked out about $1...
  • Attorney general Derek Schmidt asks state supreme court to block same-sex marriage licenses [Kansas]

    10/10/2014 10:39:22 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 7 replies
    Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | 10/10/2014 | John Hanna
    Kansas’ attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses, hours after a court office in the state’s most populous county issued one, believed to be the first in the state, to a gay couple. The petition asks for an immediate order blocking the licenses, saying a judge exceeded his authority in ordering clerks and other judges to no longer deny marriage applications from gay couples. The Kansas Constitution bans gay marriage. Attorney General Derek Schmidt told The Associated Press he wants to have the legal issues resolved in an orderly fashion. District court Chief Judge...
  • Earthquake in Kansas?

    10/10/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 29 replies
    self
    Uh... did anyone in Wichita or Oklahoma City/Tulsa feel that?
  • 'PRAIRIE FIRE' TED CRUZ KICKS OFF SEN. PAT ROBERTS' KANSAS BUS TOUR

    10/09/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10,2014 | Charlie spiering
    WICHITA, Kansas--“Ted Cruz came roaring into the Senate in 2012, a lot like a prairie fire,” Sen. Pat Roberts said, introducing Cruz to an audience here. "Prairie fire" is not how one might describe Roberts' long tenure in the Senate. But as he works to stave off an unexpected challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman, a wealthy businessman who has declined to say which party he would join in the Senate, the monumental importance of the race has prompted Cruz, Sarah Palin, and other top conservatives to chip in to help win the race.
  • Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

    10/09/2014 9:26:50 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 56 replies
    The Hill (.com) ^ | Oct. 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    WICHITA, Kan. — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the Kansas Senate race Thursday, touting beleaguered Republican incumbent Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. The conservative hero's support is crucial as Roberts tries to energize his campaign and ward off a challenge from well-funded independent Greg Orman in a race that could jeopardize the GOP's hopes of winning Senate control. Cruz vouched for Roberts despite raising money earlier in the cycle for the Madison Project, a conservative group that supported Roberts’s primary challenger Milton Wolf. Wolf has not yet endorsed Roberts in the general election....
  • Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

    10/09/2014 3:31:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    WICHITA, Kan. — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the Kansas Senate race Thursday, touting beleaguered Republican incumbent Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. The conservative hero's support is crucial as Roberts tries to energize his campaign and ward off a challenge from well-funded independent Greg Orman in a race that could jeopardize the GOP's hopes of winning Senate control. Cruz vouched for Roberts despite raising money earlier in the cycle for the Madison Project, a conservative group that supported Roberts’s primary challenger Milton Wolf. Wolf has not yet endorsed Roberts in the general election....
  • What's the Matter With Kansas?

    10/09/2014 12:18:43 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sean Trende
    Kansas is home to one of the longest winning streaks in the country: No Republican has lost a Senate election there since 1932, when Ben Paulen lost by just under four points to George McGill. What’s more, if there was ever a year where a Republican would lose, 2014 would be an unlikely candidate. And yet . . . Sen. Pat Roberts clearly finds himself in the fight of his political life. With just under four weeks to go until Election Day, he trails his opponent, Greg Orman, by 2.4 percentage points in the RCP Average -- though a new...
  • As Greg Orman struggles over Senate questions, has Pat Roberts pulled ahead in Kansas?

    10/09/2014 12:02:17 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 9, 2014 | Byron York
    It's hard to overstate how worried national Republican operatives have been about the Senate race here in Kansas. "I think Pat Roberts is in real trouble," a GOP strategist who is deeply involved in the midterm effort said of the Republican incumbent Tuesday morning. "If the election were today, he would clearly lose." That was then. Now, just 48 hours later, two new polls suggest the Roberts campaign has life in it, after all, and that Roberts' opponent, the former Democrat and self-styled Independent businessman Greg Orman, may no longer be leading the race. One of the new surveys, by...
  • Pat Roberts Takes Lead in Two Polls as Greg Orman Endorses Amnesty for Illegals

    10/09/2014 6:19:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/8/14 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) has taken the lead in two new polls released on Wednesday as his opponent Greg Orman again endorsed amnesty for illegal immigrants during Wednesday's debate. In a Fox News poll, Roberts leads Orman, the liberal Democrat running as an "independent," by 5 points. Roberts leads Orman by a point in a CNN/ORC poll. Three weeks ago, Orman was leading Roberts by six points. In Wednesday's debate, Roberts accused Orman of supporting amnesty after Orman tried to convince voters that he did not. The Kansas City Star reports that Orman does indeed support "a path to citizenship...
  • CNN Poll KS Races: Senator Roberts (R) up one, Gov. Brownback (R) tied with Davis (D)

    10/08/2014 1:18:34 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 23 replies
    CNN.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | CNN
    Poll available at link. To summarize the results among likely voters: KS Senate Race: Roberts (R) 49% Orman (I) 48% KS Governor Race: Brownback (R) 49% Davis (D) 49%
  • No, Sam Brownback, it’s not the media’s fault you’re losing

    10/08/2014 9:17:27 AM PDT · by redreno · 39 replies
    Here's how embattled Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback diagnosed his political problems in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody: “I think they (the mainstream media) want what’s happening in this state to fail that they’re shopping for a factual setting to back that up because it’s working.” Um, no. While blaming the media is both one of the most common strategic moves and one that regularly reeks of desperation, in this case -- like in most of them -- what Brownback is saying is simply not true. So why then is Brownback in so much trouble in a state...
  • 19th America's Challenge Balloon Race

    10/07/2014 11:56:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta ^ | October 7, 2014 | ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta
    The America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race was founded by the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in 1995 due to the vision and efforts of Mark Sullivan, former Balloon Fiesta President and recipient of the Montgolfier Diplome (one of ballooning's highest honors), who saw the need for America to be identified with the world's most prestigious ballooning sport. The America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race is modeled after the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett, but it differs from the older event in allowing balloons from all countries, without limits on the number of entries from each. The team that travels the longest distance wins.
  • BTK serial killer Dennis Rader cooperating on a book about murders

    10/06/2014 3:15:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | Michael Schaub
    Dennis Rader, the Kansas serial killer known as the "BTK killer," told a Wichita newspaper that he's cooperating with Katherine Ramsland, an author writing a book about his crimes. Rader murdered 10 people in the Wichita area from 1974 to 1991, and his victims ranged in ages from 9 to 62. He gave himself the nickname "BTK," which he said stood for "bind, torture, kill." Rader is serving 10 consecutive life sentences for the slayings, and won't be eligible for parole until 2180. In a letter to Wichita reporter Roy Wenzl, Rader claims he's cooperating with the book project in...
  • Abortion Clinic Displays Sign for Pro-Abortion Kansas Candidate Greg Orman

    10/06/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Want to know which Kansas Senate candidate a local abortion clinic hopes will win next month? LifeNews blogger Andrew Bair posted a picture he obtained today showing the Center for Women’s Health abortion clinic posting a sign for candidate Greg Orman. The image appears below: pictures on link Orman is in a heavily contested race against pro-life Sen. Pat Roberts. One national pro-life group says Kansas voters who don’t know much about Orman need to be aware that, though he is an independent, he would be just another pro-abortion Democrat working with Harry Reid to stop pro-life legislation in the...
  • Kansas Senate Candidate Orman: I Could 'Absolutely' Switch Parties After Picking Senate Side

    10/06/2014 1:52:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/06/2014
    Independent Greg Orman says he could change parties even after he has allied himself with Democrats or Republicans if he wins the Kansas Senate election in November. In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, Orman says he would initially caucus with whichever party has majority control in the Senate, because “it’s in the best interests of the voters of Kansas that they have a senator in the majority.” But, he added, he wouldn’t limit himself to an alliance with one party over the other, especially if the Senate is evenly split. “If four or five months goes by, and...
  • Republicans Just Got Some Really Bad News In One Of The Reddest Of Red States

    10/06/2014 10:17:19 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 57 replies
    AP ^ | October 5, 2014 11:34 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    A few weeks after the national Republican Party moved in to revamp the campaign and begin an ad blitz aimed at saving incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts' job, a new poll shows him facing more of an uphill battle than ever against independent businessman Greg Orman.
  • Kansas: Orman Leads Roberts in Senate Race… Brownback Fighting for Political Life

    10/05/2014 10:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Marist Poll ^ | 10/05/2014
    In the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, independent candidate and businessman Greg Orman leads Republican incumbent Pat Roberts by 10 points among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate. Orman’s lead is bolstered by better than a two-to-one lead among independents likely to vote. Voters’ impressions of incumbent Republican Roberts is upside down with nearly half of likely voters viewing him negatively. In contrast, Orman is more positively viewed by likely voters and has lower negatives. Turning to the contest for governor in Kansas, the Republican incumbent, Sam Brownback, faces a tough challenge from...
  • Battleground Tracker: Kansas complicates Republicans' Senate path

    10/05/2014 9:36:07 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 5, 2014 | Anthony Salvanto
    Republicans remain the favorite to win Senate control in November but have been been unable to cement their lead heading into the final month, the new CBS News Battleground Tracker finds, with the Democrats are hanging in across a number of close races. Competitive Kansas race threatens GOP senate takeover At least two factors could delay Republicans on their road to 51. First is the even the race in Kansas, where independent candidate Greg Orman is now estimated to be deadlocked with Republican incumbent Pat Roberts in this study. It isn't clear with whom Orman would caucus, if elected. (He's...
  • 100-Year-Old Raped During Home Break-In, Wichita Police Report (Kansas)

    10/04/2014 7:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Police are looking for the suspect who raped an elderly woman during a home break-in earlier this week. It happened in the 800 block of South Crestway. The woman told police that her home was broken into while she was sleeping sometime between 9 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the woman walked to a neighbor's home at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, saying two people were inside her home. Officers responded, but no one else was inside....
  • Pat Roberts is in big trouble, but he’s not a goner yet

    10/02/2014 6:57:38 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 89 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    A new poll out Wednesday from Suffolk University and USA Today confirms something we kind of already knew: Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is in a remarkable amount of trouble. The poll shows independent Greg Orman leading Roberts 46 percent to 41 percent with Democrat Chad Taylor now off the ballot. It has plenty of bad news for Roberts, but also some reasons to believe his goose isn't cooked just yet. Below, we're recapping three ominous signs for Roberts, and three reasons for hope. (And it all comes with the caveat that one poll shouldn't be taken as gospel.) First, the...
  • Kansas court says Democrats need not provide nominee for U.S. Senate race

    10/01/2014 10:21:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 10/01/2014 3:53 PM | Dave Helling
    A three-judge panel in Topeka ruled Wednesday that Kansas Democrats need not nominate a candidate for the 2014 Senate race. The ruling is expected to help independent Senate candidate Greg Orman’s campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Chad Taylor, the Democrat nominated for the seat in August, dropped from the race Sept. 3. The Kansas Supreme Court later ruled the withdrawal followed state rules. …
  • Major cuts to Air National Guard at McConnell (Kansas, 210 jobs)

    10/01/2014 10:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KWCH-TV ^ | September 25, 2014 | Anne Meyer
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)WICHITA, Kan. - A major cut for the Air National Guard unit based at McConnell Air Force Base. According to Sharon Watson with the Adjutant General's Office in Topeka, around 30% of full time guard members at McConnell will be cut. That works out to around 150 jobs. Plus at least 60 part-time jobs are being cut as well. Most of those guard members will get work at other guard locations in the state. The 127th Command and Control Squadron was eliminated earlier this month. We also know the 184th Munitions Squadron is also being eliminated and the 177th Information...
  • Shawnee County Court rules Democrats don’t need Kansas Senate nominee

    10/01/2014 12:08:26 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    Kansas.com ^ | 10/01/2014 | AP
    A Kansas court has ruled that Democrats can go without a U.S. Senate candidate after their nominee dropped out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. The ruling Wednesday is a blow to the GOP in a key race in the national battle over Senate control. A panel of three Shawnee County District Court judges said a state election law does not require Democrats to fill the candidate vacancy. The judges also said the disgruntled who filed a lawsuit to force Democrats to act didn’t prove his case because he failed to show up for a Monday hearing....
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    09/30/2014 8:06:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 60 replies
  • Jeb Bush: ‘This Is The Most Pessimistic America Has Ever Been’ (follows Palin)

    09/30/2014 5:08:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 46 replies
    CBS DC ^ | September 30, 2014 7:45 AM | Associated Press
    His visit to Kansas comes just days after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin campaigned with Roberts.
  • Greg Orman, a political enigma, faces growing scrutiny in Kansas Senate race

    09/29/2014 7:53:21 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Phillip Rucker
    Greg Orman, the upstart Senate candidate threatening to unseat longtime Republican incumbent Pat Roberts in Kansas, says it’s liberating to run as an independent: “I can go to Washington as a problem solver, not a partisan.” But not having a party also liberates Orman from taking positions — especially on controversial issues that might alienate partisans. Greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline? Orman said he doesn’t have enough information to say yes or no. What about gun control? He said gun restrictions should be “strengthened” but would not specify whether he backs an assault-weapons ban. And on the biggest question of...