Obama: "Make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them."

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Roberts for Senate campaign today released a new statewide ad reminding Kansans what President Obama said just yesterday in nationalizing next month’s election and saying it’s a referendum on his liberal agenda for the last six years. In a speech at Northwestern University, President Obama said, "I am not on the ballot this fall. Michelle’s pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them."

 

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“Greg Orman is President Obama and Harry Reid’s handpicked candidate in this race and there should be no mistake that if he’s elected, Orman will be a rubber-stamp for their liberal agenda,” Roberts for Senate campaign manager Corry Bliss said today. “Orman supports ObamaCare, he supports amnesty and in his own words and campaign donations, he supports President Obama and Harry Reid. There should be no mistake that Greg Orman is a liberal Democrat and a vote for him is a vote for President Obama.”

BACKGROUND:

Orman has given thousands to the National Democrat leadership and the Kansas Democrat Party (Lawrence Journal World, September 8, 2014/OpenSecrets.org)

o $1,000 to Harry Reid
o $4,600 to Barack Obama
o $4,600 to Hillary Clinton
o $9,400 to Kansas Democratic State Committee

Greg Orman voted for Barack Obama in 2008 (Washington Post, September 4, 2014)

Recently, it was reported that Orman would benefit from the support of a Democrat-aligned super PAC. Also, he hired an ex-DSCC staffer as his spokesman, and his campaign benefited from a top DSCC lawyer’s legal work for departed Democrat candidate Chad Taylor. A Kansas City attorney with a lifelong history of supporting Democrats is using his own money and the support of a new super PAC to elect an “independent” Senate candidate who insists he will not be beholden to the Democratic Party. Kansas City attorney Greg Wolf in August formed a super PAC backing Greg Orman’s Senate campaign. Two months earlier, Wolf wrote his campaign a check. . . . [Orman’s] campaign received a major boost last week when the state’s supreme court ruled that Democratic candidate Chad Taylor could remove his name from the ballot. Arguing successfully for that outcome was Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee attorney Marc Elias, though he said he was not doing so on behalf of national Democrats. . . . [Orman’s] longtime support for Kansas Democrats could feed attempts by Republicans to portray Orman as allied with Reid and his caucus. Those attempts came to the forefront on Tuesday after Orman’s campaign hired a former DSCC staffer. The staffer, Mike Phillips, will serve as a spokesman for the campaign. He denied discussing the move with DSCC prior to joining the campaign. (Washington Free Beacon, September 23, 2014)

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