Senator Pat Roberts Beats Tea Party Challenger in Kansas

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Just news for information only.

     
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    And the reason: Consider his opponent.

    Wolf, a radiologist and distant cousin of President Obama,

    The good people of Kansas apparently don't like democrats:

     
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    Did not realize that the Tea Party fellow is also a Democrat.
     
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    I did not say he was a democrat. I simply pointed out that perhaps his kinship to Obama {a second cousin, once removed} was more than the good po=eople of Kansas could take! Perception is the key Crabbie!
     
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    He also compared his more famous cousin to Hitler and was generally a Tea Party nut.
     
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    Wolf didn't want to talk much about issues, he attacked Roberts. Once again the Tea Party candidate failed at campaigning. He basically got out-hustled on the campaign trail, and in his own backyard.

    From the article:
    The Kansas Senate contest rarely focused on policy issues and was largely fought over Roberts’ ties to Kansas. Wolf relentlessly harped on Roberts’ residency, questioning whether he truly lived in Kansas or simply parachuted in during tough elections while spending most of his time in Washington. He also hit Roberts repeatedly for declining to participate in a debate.

    The party made a strategic decision to focus on turning out supporters in Wolf’s home base. Wolf lives and works in Johnson County, in the suburbs of Kansas City, and he needed a healthy margin there to offset Roberts’ strength in the sprawling 1st Congressional District on the western side of the state, which he represented in the House for 16 years.

    The NRSC sent six workers to the Kansas City area for the final 10 days, and they knocked on more than 10,000 doors in Johnson County alone, a party official said. A Washington phone bank set up by the NRSC also made more than 40,000 phone calls in the final three weeks.

    Ultimately, Roberts fought Wolf to a virtual tie in Johnson County. Wolf took 45.7 percent to Roberts’ 45.4 percent, a 147-vote edge.

    Roberts said in his victory speech that his campaign reached more than 200,000 GOP households in the state through live telephone calls and door knocks, most multiple times, over the final three weeks.



    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/...roberts-milton-wolf-109748.html#ixzz39oVhBFt3
     

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