Sep 03 2014
Claims Endorsements of Kansans It Does Not Have
TOPEKA, KS -- Greg Orman’s deceptive campaign hit another low Wednesday by announcing a bogus list of Kansas endorsements—some of which are current and long-time supporters of Pat Roberts.
In a Topeka press conference, Orman claimed support from Traditional Republicans for Common Sense.
Yet, on that list are former Third District U.S. Represenative Jan Meyers, former State Sen. Bob Marshall of Ft. Scott, and former Kansas Rep. John Golden of Goodland, all of whom are strong supporters of Senator Roberts.
Roberts’ executive campaign manager Leroy Towns said it is likely there are many others on the list who do not support Orman and in fact support Pat Roberts.
“This is just more deception from a candidate who wants voters to believe he is a nonpartisan independent when, in fact, he is a liberal Democrat by experience and by philosophy,” Towns said.
“It is very disappointing to me personally that the group known as Traditional Republicans for Common Sense has endorsed Greg Orman over Senator Pat Roberts,” said former Rep. Meyers.
“I have not endorsed Greg Orman. Quite to the contrary, I am voting for Pat Roberts and wholeheartedly endorse Pat for re-election.
“I have never met Greg Orman, although, I understand he is really not an Independent, but is a Democrat. In 2008, he announced he was running for the Senate against Pat, but withdrew in favor of former Democrat Congressman Jim Slattery.
“Also, it is a fact that Greg Orman has contributed a great deal of money to Democrat candidates for federal office in 2008. He made large contributions to numerous Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Harry Reid.
“I served with Pat Roberts in the US House of Representatives for 12 years and, in 1994 when the Republicans won the majority in the House, he became Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and I was chairman of the Small Business Committee. I’ve known and respected Pat Roberts for years. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, loyalty and commitment to Kansas and the Nation.
“I urge all my friends and past supporters to vote for Pat Roberts.”
Former Senator Bob Marshall added, “It is important that Republicans gain control of the US Senate, and, now more than ever, we need Pat Roberts' experience and seniority in Washington fighting for Kansas. I support Pat for the US Senate."
These endorsements add to the overwhelming and unprecedented support garnered by Pat Roberts ahead of the 2014 elections. Roberts is endorsed by 30 state senators, 81 state representatives, the entire Kansas congressional delegation, and all statewide GOP officials on the ballot this year. Additionally, he has support from the American Conservative Union, the NRA, the Chamber of Commerce, the NFIB, National Right to Life, Kansans for Life, the Kansas State Rifle Association, the Kansas Farm Bureau, the Kansas Livestock Association, the Kansas Black Republican Council, Kansas Realtors, Senator Bob Dole, Speaker Newt Gingrich, Governor Mike Huckabee, leading conservative and Washington Times Opinion Editor David Keene, and many others.