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Kansas Senate Race

Paul Blumenthal

Top Senate Democratic PAC Spent A Lot Of Money Trying To Elect Greg Orman | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent candidate Greg Orman tried as hard as he could to deflect any suggestion that he was a Democratic Party stalking horse in hi...

GOP Senator Raises Fears About Terrorists In Kansas

AP | By DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at a Kansas milit...

Roberts Nabs Big Endorsement

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearin...

Leave No Votes on the Table: Engaging Latinos in Georgia and Kansas

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 12.29.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

When your political future rests on the balance of less than one percent of the voters, you would be foolish not to engage with the small but highly-motivated Latino electorate in your state.

Tea Party Group Backs Pat Roberts In Kansas Senate Race

AP | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A national tea party group has endorsed U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in Kansas after previously supporting his opponent in...

Paul Launches Ads In Kansas

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — He's not on the ballot this fall, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is launching new ads to help Republicans in key elections across the...

Pat Roberts vs. Greg Orman Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Kansas Senate Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Pat Roberts vs. Greg Orman Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues?

Why South Dakota's Senate Race is Not Like Kansas

Ryan Casey | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Ryan Casey

Dramatic developments last week in the South Dakota Senate race have left national political observers scrambling to make sense of it.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Battle For The Senate Close And Competitive In Latest Polling | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

The battle to control the Senate remains deeply competitive, according to new data from CBS/New York Times/YouGov polling conducted nationwide and NBC...

Independent Greg Orman Holding A Lead In Kansas, Polling Shows

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Kansas independent Greg Orman continues to hold an edge in his quest to unseat Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), according to most recent surveys on the ra...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: What Happens If Orman Wins Kansas? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

A new survey show the independent candidate leading in Kansas. A Democratic pollster defends outlier results favoring his client in Kentucky. And the ...

If You Live In One Of These States, You're Probably Really Sick Of Campaign Ads

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

Court Delivers Blow To GOP In Kansas Senate Race

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are not required to field a candidate this fall against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a state court decided...

Jeb Bush Makes Rare Appearance On Behalf Of Struggling GOP Senator

AP | By ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas...

Lawsuit Could Scramble Kansas Senate Race.. Again

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A key contest in the fight for control of the Senate could turn on the outcome of an arcane legal argument Monday over whether D...

Bob Dole Gives Pat Roberts A Boost In Competitive Kansas Race

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

DODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) — A newly upholstered chair and an American flag dominated Village Square Mall on the west side of Dodge City, the Kansas ho...

Jason Linkins

In The New York Times, Evidence Of A Slow Election Year | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

A 26-year-old man walks into a strip club with his boss. He gets up to some strip club shenanigans. While he is there, the police raid the strip club,...

Friday Talking Points -- Congress Briefly Interrupts 3-Month Vacation to 'Work'

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress followed up their recent five-week vacation with almost two whole weeks of actually doing their jobs, so to reward themselves they're now going to take off on another vacation. Until mid-November.

New Lawsuit Filed In Kansas Senate Race

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new ...

Polls Show Kansas Court Decision Could Boost Independent In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

A Thursday night court decision knocking Democrat Chad Taylor off the Kansas Senate ballot may boost independent Greg Orman's campaign to unseat Sen. ...

Kansas Supreme Court Orders State To Remove Democrat's Name From Ballot In Senate Race

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a...

Kansas Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Over Democrat Chad Taylor's Name On Ballot

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race mus...

Sen. Pat Roberts Tied With Independent Challenger In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is running dead even against independent challenger Greg Orman, according to the first Kansas Senate poll since the Democrat...

Igor Bobic

Pat Roberts Comes Out Swinging In Kansas Senate Debate | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) didn't debate just Greg Orman, his independent challenger, on Saturday. He debated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by rele...

Mark Blumenthal

How The 'Orman Factor' Muddles The Senate Forecast, And How We've Dealt With That | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The recent upheaval in the Kansas Senate race has thrown a small wrench into political observers' efforts to forecast which party will t...