Open thread: Tea partiers try to knock off Pat Roberts in Kansas

posted at 7:21 pm on August 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

He started as a congressional staffer in 1967, became a congressman himself in 1981, and moved up to the Senate in 1997. He’s been on the Hill since before man went to the moon. And every now and then, it shows:

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.

As of February, he no longer owned a house in the state he purports to represent. And now, having turned 78 three months ago, he’s decided that retirement can wait another six years. National Journal sounds amazed that conservatives in Kansas seem more irritated by Roberts’s hold on power than by any ideological sins he’s committed, but I don’t know why. Careerism is usually an enemy of good government. If someone needs to be made an example of in the name of punishing careerism and cleaning house in Washington, oh well. In fact, Roberts and Lamar Alexander are the only two incumbents left in this cycle. If they both survive, it’ll be the first time since 2008 that no GOP senators have been bounced in a primary.

Depending upon whom you believe, Milton Wolf’s within nine points of Roberts or 14 points or maybe 20 points, although everyone seems to agree that he’s gained ground in the last few weeks as Republican voters make up their minds. Alexander’s probably more vulnerable than Roberts is, but the rap on Roberts is the same one that sunk Eric Cantor — he became too much a creature of the Beltway and too remote from his constituents back home. Don’t get your hopes up tonight but don’t tune out of the race either. Anything’s possible in a post-Cantor world. The polls close in Kansas at 8 p.m. ET; as usual, RCP, Politico, and Ace’s Decision Desk (which, as I recall, called the Cantor race before any big media outlet did) will have live results.

One other race to keep an eye on is the GOP primary in Michigan’s 3rd District. Justin Amash, who wants the NSA defunded and who supported the shutdown to defund ObamaCare, is an establishment bete noire. Groups like the Chamber of Commerce seemed eager to knock him off earlier this year and claim a big-name tea-party scalp for once. It looks like that’s going to fizzle, though. His opponent never got traction and Amash is expected to win easily. If Roberts pulls through, one consolation for righties will be that the Boehner wing of the party didn’t manage to hit one of their big targets either. The polls in Michigan close at 8 p.m. ET.


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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback coasts to easy victory over far lesser-known foe in GOP primary – @AP

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Wolfe and Roberts are both white, but Wolfe is like half Roberts’ age…just so’s y’all know… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 9:46 PM

That both of them being white sure didn’t stop the GOPe in Mississippi.

You think just because they’re both white the establishment won’t call Wolf a racist Tea Bagger?

Meople on August 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM

AP reminded us he’s been in DC since before the men landed on the moon. Lyndon Johnson was POTUS.
cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 9:48 PM

High time for somebody to be put out to pasture, n’est-ce pas?

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Ok, no runoff election in Kansas.

topdawg on August 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

That both of them being white sure didn’t stop the GOPe in Mississippi.
You think just because they’re both white the establishment won’t call Wolf a racist Tea Bagger?
Meople on August 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Nope…but the fact that Roberts doesn’t own a domicile in KS should count for something ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

I missed early voting in TN (dangit) but I get to vote Thursday. For the first time ever in my voting career, I am voting against Lamar.
If he wins the primary, he will get my vote in November, though. Getting the Senate is too damn important to not vote or vote DemoRAT.
ladyingray on August 5, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Totally cool with that. It would be a shame of course to see one of the R traitors on amnesty return, though it’s better than the Dem. Probably.

There’s now just tomorrow to go all out against the amnesty shill Lamar Alexander. I hope Tennessee saw the article the Drudge was linking to about how illegal immigration was hurting Tennessee as far as wages and jobs: http://cis.org/all-tennessee-employment-growth-to-immigrants

anotherJoe on August 5, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Nope…but the fact that Roberts doesn’t own a domicile in KS should count for something ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

I hope it does. The mere fact that Roberts has been in Washington since before NIXON should be a disqualifying factor by itself.

I truly long for the day when people like that aren’t just voted out, but indicted and imprisoned for running the country into the ground.

Meople on August 5, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Way past time. However, it looks like he’s going to win the primary. Wolf hasn’t cracked 40% yet, so unless there are some counties where he’s running really strong, this race is over.

Sadly. :(

But at least it looks like Amash is safe.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Kansas Secretary of State gubmint elections site:http://www.sos.ks.gov/ent/maps_graphs.html#USSENR
Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM

If you scroll down further, Brownback is winning/leading for governor in spite of a bunch of RINOs publicly sandbagging him a while back.

AH_C on August 5, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Sam Brownback in the KS-Gov race with 61.3%

Lynn Jenkins in KS-2 with 69.5%

Sam Graves in MO-6 with 76.1%

Mike Bishop in MI-8 with 58.6%

topdawg on August 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM

This has to be, thee slooooooooooooooooooowest night,
of/for returns!!

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

For the first time ever in my voting career, I am voting against Lamar.
If he wins the primary, he will get my vote in November, though. Getting the Senate is too damn important to not vote or vote DemoRAT.
ladyingray on August 5, 2014 at 7:44 PM

That’s all anyone can ask…

JohnGalt23 on August 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Get back to me when the GOPe loses anyone other than the clown from VA..the GOPe will win at all costs..Actual conservatives are screwed..not gonna get better either.

celt on August 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Yep, it is.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM

I really wanted to root for Wolf, but the X-ray thing was an absolute dealbreaker. As much as Roberts is a sucky senator, at least he can be counted on not to leer at my private medical information.

Roberts deserved to be beaten, and we deserved a better conservative to beat him. Shame that nobody but Dr. Creeper had the stones to step up.

KingGold on August 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Largest Kansas counties by population:

Johnson (KC Metro) 559,839
Sedgwick (Wichita Metro) 503,439
Shawnee (Topeka Metro) 179,060
Wyandotte (KC Metro) 159,175
Douglas (Lawrence) 113,043

Results so far:

Johnson: Roberts 50.7%, Wolf 38.4%, .2% reporting
Sedgwick: Roberts 49.9%, Wolf 39.5%, 8.9% reporting
Shawnee: Roberts 50.2%, Wolf 37.7%, 2.3% reporting
Wyandotte:Roberts 43.5%, Wolf 40.6%, .9% reporting
Douglas: Roberts 59.4%, Wolf 29.2%, 73.2% reporting

Roberts is leading in all the major Kansas metros which make up about half of the state’s population. Still many votes to be counted outside of Lawrence, though.

Corporal Tunnel on August 5, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Roberts cannot even get above 50% at this point with the entire weight of the establishment propaganda wing behind him. While I am bummed that Wolf is losing it is important to understand that conservatives are gaining ground in the long game. Every sitting senator in a conservative state has only received around 60% or less of the vote in the primary. This is indicative of a slow, but amassing groundswell against the GOPe.

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:08 PM

In the Kansas race, anybody know whether either or both of those minor candidates are really Roberts’ hosses to drain votes from Wolf?

TXUS on August 5, 2014 at 10:09 PM

KingGold on August 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

It doesn’t matter who the conservative challenger is, you’ll always find a reason to not support him. Telling.

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:10 PM

KingGold on August 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

The xray story may be the main reason why he’s losing.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:13 PM

It doesn’t matter who the conservative challenger is, you’ll always find a reason to not support him. Telling.

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:10 PM

You don’t demand quality from any conservative challengers, merely a big mouth and a self-proclaimed adherence to True Conservatism. More telling.

KingGold on August 5, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Yes, that’s a good point. Losing 40% or more of the vote is nothing for the GOPe to brag about. There is a lot of discontent.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM

That’s all anyone can ask…

JohnGalt23 on August 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM

What exactly do you think the (R)’s are actually going to accomplish if they have a simple majority in the Senate?

Pass amnesty?
Rubber stamp more Obama court appointees?
Wear out Obama’s veto pen?
Take notes on how Hairy Reid disrupts Senate business as a minority party so they can learn how it’s done?

Curious as to what you think, because that’s about all I can come up with.

Meople on August 5, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Looks like Roberts is coasting to victory. Last I saw it was Roberts 53%, Wolf at 40%, and the polls are closed.

flyovermark on August 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I really wanted to root for Wolf, but the X-ray thing was an absolute dealbreaker. As much as Roberts is a sucky senator, at least he can be counted on not to leer at my private medical information.
Roberts deserved to be beaten, and we deserved a better conservative to beat him. Shame that nobody but Dr. Creeper had the stones to step up.
KingGold on August 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

You are such a phony. You invariably badmouth any and all conservative challengers to establishment-backed incumbents. Likewise, you badmouth any tea party candidate, no matter who it is. Very predictable.

bluegill on August 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Yep, it is.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM

cat_owner: Good lord,…paint drying watch’n:)

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

flyovermark on August 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

He’s barely at 50%, so not sure I’d call it “coasting to victory”. He does have about a 10 point lead on his next opponent, but clearly half of Kansas voters today voted for against him.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

You don’t demand quality from any conservative challengers, merely a big mouth and a self-proclaimed adherence to True Conservatism. More telling.

KingGold on August 5, 2014 at 10:14 PM

No, I understand that an individual who has been in Washington since before Nixon is a cancer on the body politic, that’s excluding his embarrassing record.

I understand that no candidate is perfect and that trivial issues (Xray’s or cockfighting OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) will have no substantive bearing on the course of this nation.

But you keep telling yourself that Roberts, Cochran, McConnell et al are the right people to carry the banner of limited government, free enterprise, and individual sovereignty.

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:21 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

I don’t know when returns have been so slow coming in. It’s been almost two and a half hours.

However, the outcome has seemed predictable for awhile now. Hoping Thursday is better for conservatives.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Kansas U.S. Senate (R) Post Results to Twitter (32%)
Candidates / Votes / Percent
Roberts / 58,189 / 49.2
Wolf / 46,396 / 39.2
Smith / 7,351 / 6.2
Zahnter / 6,337 / 5.4

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/live_results/

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 10:22 PM

You are such a phony. You invariably badmouth any and all conservative challengers to establishment-backed incumbents. Likewise, you badmouth any tea party candidate, no matter who it is. Very predictable.

bluegill on August 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Very predictable indeed.

KingGold is the political version of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfWW8kjmlv0

“OMG did you see the that McDaniel was at a cock fighting event!!!!! OMG did you see that Wolf posted X-Rays!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe one of these days we’ll get a perfect candidate.”

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:24 PM

2014 US elections
1m
Debbie Dingell wins Democratic primary in Michigan for her husband’s seat in US House – @AP
End of alert

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:24 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:24 PM

The voters of that district need their heads examined. John Dingell for 50+ years, and now his wife.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

I don’t know when returns have been so slow coming in. It’s been almost two and a half hours.

However, the outcome has seemed predictable for awhile now. Hoping Thursday is better for conservatives.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:22 PM

cat_owner: Agreed:0

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Yes, that’s a good point. Losing 40% or more of the vote is nothing for the GOPe to brag about. There is a lot of discontent.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM

People here weren’t really that unhappy with Roberts. They don’t really see him as corrupt and don’t seem to mind that he lives in Virginia. They just see that as ‘part of the job’, I guess. Roberts ran a very negative campaign and portrayed his opponent as a big risk. Kansans are taking what they feel is the ‘safe bet.’ It’s how Sebelius was elected here for Chrissakes. Folks here on average are Conservative, but they aren’t incredibly ideological. They will not take ‘(perceived)risks’ with their elected officials. Yeah, I think Roberts should go, but that’s not how perceptions are with most folks here. I know the paper and local news stations have been generally negative about Wolf, at least in Wichita, and Roberts was able to run the superior campaign because he was very well funded.

Corporal Tunnel on August 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Kansas U.S. Senate (R) Post Results to Twitter (32%)
Candidates / Votes / Percent
Roberts / 58,189 / 49.2
Wolf / 46,396 / 39.2
Smith / 7,351 / 6.2
Zahnter / 6,337 / 5.4

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/live_results/

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 10:22 PM

So basically, the establishment set it up so that Wolf had multiple other people siphoning off votes from him so Roberts would win.

I didn’t realize there were others in the race in addition to Wolf, or I wouldn’t have even paid any attention to it. Everyone here should have already known the outcome before the first votes were even cast.

There will be no change in the GOP. The only way anything at all will change is when the GOP finally dies, and that may not happen in my lifetime.

F’ing pathetic. This country is doomed.

I’m done with this.

Meople on August 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:24 PM

The voters of that district need their heads examined. John Dingell for 50+ years, and now his wife.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

cat_owner: No kidding,….the seat needs to be Liberated:)

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Have no idea how early/late these numbers are, but someone just posted THIS on our FB page, re: MICHIGAN ….

Office/Candidate Votes Percent of Votes
GOVERNOR
RICK SNYDER (REP) 2,706 61.44%
MARK SCHAUER (DEM) 1,698 38.56%

U.S. SENATOR
TERRI LYNN LAND (REP) 2,683 62.91%
GARY PETERS (DEM) 1,582 37.09%

REP IN CONGRESS 10TH
CANDICE S. MILLER (REP) 2,824 64.79%
CHUCK STADLER (DEM) 1,535 35.21%

STATE SENATOR 25TH
PHILLIP PAVLOV (REP) 2,682 62.84%
TERRY L. BROWN (DEM) 1,586 37.16%

pambi on August 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Missouri, US
2m
Missouri voters approve digital privacy amendment to state constitution – @AP
End of alert

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

High time for somebody to be put out to pasture, n’est-ce pas?

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Newtie, the hurt never goes away. I was a teen thinking how disgusting Kerry was all horse faced up and stuff before congress in 1970 or 71. Went to VN myself and returned to CA and Jerry Brown after Reagan. He is still here and so is Kerry. Just shoot me.
And then the nation believes teleprompter boy because of his exotic “dark coolness”. Shoot me again.

arnold ziffel on August 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Corporal Tunnel on August 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I can’t help but think also that the xray story really hurt him too. Plus, he’s being investigated right now. That likely played a big role in the outcome tonight.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

They will not take ‘(perceived)risks’ with their elected officials.
Corporal Tunnel on August 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

And that is the problem with uninformed voters. We’re 18 trillion in debt and careening towards fiscal collapse and people see it as a risk to remove a politician who has spent almost five decades in DC and has voted for almost every single debt ceiling hike. Weapons grade stupidity. *Not directed at you, but your description of the Kansas voter.*

But for goodness sake, let’s not be irrational and send someone to Washington who seeks to reverse our national calamity.

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

F’ing pathetic. This country is doomed.

Meople on August 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Yep, that looks to be the case.

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Newtie, the hurt never goes away. I was a teen thinking how disgusting Kerry was all horse faced up and stuff before congress in 1970 or 71. Went to VN myself and returned to CA and Jerry Brown after Reagan. He is still here and so is Kerry. Just shoot me.
And then the nation believes teleprompter boy because of his exotic “dark coolness”. Shoot me again.
arnold ziffel on August 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Arnold, that is the time one movie title comes to mind…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 10:34 PM

GEtting interesting at least……

Kansas U.S. Senate (R) (56%)
Roberts 80,670 47.9
Wolf 69,403 41.2
Smith 10,013 5.9
Zahnter 8,423 5.0

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Here.

P. Roberts (i) 47.8% 78,016
M. Wolf 41.4% 67,548
D. Smith 6.0% 9,789
A. Zahnter 4.8% 7,917

51.4% Reporting.

Less than 7% separating.

Corporal Tunnel on August 5, 2014 at 10:35 PM

So basically, the establishment set it up so that Wolf had multiple other people siphoning off votes from him so Roberts would win.

Meople on August 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

I don’t think there is any way of knowing that. The people who voted for the other candidates may not have voted at all. Obviously, they don’t support Roberts.

I still say the xray story is the big reason why Wolf is apparently going to lose tonight. He did manage to close the gap in the last few weeks, but not nearly enough.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Debbie Dingell wins Democratic primary in Michigan for her husband’s seat in US House – @AP
End of alert

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Debbie’s been running his show for years…and I think she’s 30 years younger than he is. She’s actually very attractive and I think will do pretty well in the House…makes the old man look like he could be her grandfather.

gracie on August 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM

makes the old man look like he could be her grandfather.
gracie on August 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Ew.

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

I can’t help but think also that the xray story really hurt him too. Plus, he’s being investigated right now. That likely played a big role in the outcome tonight.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Yeah, Roberts pushed the Xray and the Investigation to the front of his entire ad onslaught. No doubt you’re right.

Corporal Tunnel on August 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

pambi on August 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

LOL @ myself !!
I was reading that MI report as millions of votes, at first glance !
Not so .. Disregard.
:-/

pambi on August 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Meat Fighter on August 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

I feel ya, bro. I’m tired of political conversations with most folks here and the general apathy that most people have towards the destructive course we’re currently on. Hang in there, I know I will.

Corporal Tunnel on August 5, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Corporal Tunnel on August 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Oh yeah, Roberts attacked him hard on that. It’s interesting because the story first broke months ago, but Roberts only made a big deal of it recently.

In any case, about half of Kansas voters want someone else.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Fox news just called the Michigan House race for Amash. Some good news. :)

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Missouri, US
1m
Republicans win special election to regain veto-proof majority in Missouri House – @AP
End of alert

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

LOL @ myself !!
I was reading that MI report as millions of votes, at first glance !
Not so .. Disregard.
:-/
pambi on August 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM

In blue states, that’s an understandable mistake, Pambi ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 5, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Fox news just called the Michigan House race for Amash. Some good news. :)

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

He’s a Ron Paul bot. No thanks. and he also thinks Julian Assanage is a “hero”

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Plus, he’s being investigated right now. That likely played a big role in the outcome tonight.

For what and by whom? if it’s the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and the X-ray thing they might site him for doing something in poor taste but that’s about it.

gracie on August 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

gracie on August 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

The timing is rather suspect too. The story came out months ago. Why they waited until now to investigate is open to speculation, but it’s not hard to come up with a possible reason.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 10:57 PM

He’s a Ron Paul bot. No thanks. and he also thinks Julian Assanage is a “hero”

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

The Chamber of Commerce put up his competitor tonite so be happy Amash won. He went after the NSA big time. This race was about the uber Calvinists of Grand Rapids area going at it. It’s worse than 2 Mormon men locking horns.

gracie on August 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

gracie on August 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Yes, and the GOPe made no secret of the fact they wanted Amash to lose. The openly supported his opponent, a RINO of course.

The GOPe claims they want to protect incumbents, but they went out of their way to help Ellis.

Amash is a thorn in the side to Boehner. I’m very glad he won the primary. He should easily win the general now.

For once, the GOPe LOST a race.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

There seems to be one common thread among most all of these insurgent challengers, they tend focus their campaign on what is wrong with the incumbent. Where they need to spend more time on what they would do and why they should be elected.

That was the genius of the Brat win over Cantor. He focused less on Cantor and more on himself and what he stood for.

Tater Salad on August 5, 2014 at 11:02 PM

The Associated Press @AP · 1m

BREAKING: 3-term US Sen. Pat Roberts defeats tea party challenger Milton Wolf in Kansas GOP primary.

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Otay Peeps, gots to go, everyone have a great night,

anything that Politicaly moves can be found
on these twitters:)

Grace,….on Dingell,…………….ICK!!

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2014-us-elections/

https://twitter.com/AP

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Roberts and Cochran were very vulnerable to good challengers.

As long as the so-called “insurgents” keep putting up the first warm body who checks the right boxes on the survey, the results won’t get better.

Adjoran on August 5, 2014 at 11:12 PM

For once, the GOPe LOST a race.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Yes, but I give my condolences on the Wolf loss.
Although.. it was much closer than I thought it was going to be.
Hopefully that closeness bodes well for the Beat Lamar primary on Thursday.

anotherJoe on August 5, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Thanks for nothin’ Kansans. Jeesh!

bernzright777 on August 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

anotherJoe on August 5, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I was prepared for this outcome. What sealed it, I think, was the xray story resurfacing recently with the announcement Wolf was being investigated over the incident.

But it’s a hollow victory for Roberts, since over half the voters picked someone else today.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 11:18 PM

And it looks like the Tea Party Congressman in MI-11 was thrown out of office, too.

crosspatch on August 5, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Amash won To bad…This man couldn’t even vote for Israel this week to help with their Iron dome…In my opinion he is a libertarian NUT,..

Bullhead on August 6, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Milton was just the latest of a slate of nuts and halfwits trying to ride the TEA Party gravy train.

Roberts’ plurality win shows that the Kansas GOP wanted someone else, but they had no good options.

Ted the Average on August 6, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Amash won To bad…This man couldn’t even vote for Israel this week to help with their Iron dome…In my opinion he is a libertarian NUT,..
Bullhead on August 6, 2014 at 12:17 AM

True but any conservative or libertarian that can be a thorn in Boehner’s butt is a good thing.

AH_C on August 6, 2014 at 10:34 AM

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