Topeka, KS -- Adding to endorsements from all eight members of Johnson County’s Kansas Senate delegation, the Roberts for Senate campaign today added new endorsements from three strong conservative leaders in the Kansas State Senate. State Senator Ralph Ostmeyer, State Senator Garrett Love, and State Senator Larry Powell, all who hail from western Kansas, have joined Team Roberts.

Throwing his full support behind the Roberts Campaign, Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer of Grinnell who serves as Chairman of the Federal and State Affairs Committee said, “Western Kansas could ask for no greater representative of our values or our way of life than Pat Roberts. He knows us. He is Western Kansas. He hails from Dodge City and has never lost the grit, work ethic, or common sense principles that Western Kansans hold so close to their heart. I have traveled the countryside with Pat on many of his listening tours, and he is never more than a phone call away when we need his help or support. I am proud to call Pat Roberts a friend and fellow Kansan. I look forward to working along side him to ensure his election to the Senate in 2014.”

Sen. Garrett Love of Montezuma and Chairman of the Agriculture Committee announced his endorsement of Roberts saying, “If conservatives want to take this country back from the big government, big spending liberals who currently control much of Washington, we will need more independent leaders like Pat Roberts fighting for conservative ideals and Kansas values. Pat Roberts has been there for Kansas every step of the way. I have seen him in action. He is doing everything he can to repeal and defund Obamacare, uphold the Second Amendment and lower taxes. He has gone to bat for rural Kansans. He fights everyday to reduce the role of Washington in our lives. We need him to continue the fight. We must elect him to the Senate in 2014.”

Endorsing U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Sen. Larry Powell of Garden City and Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee said, “Pat Roberts embodies all the values we share in Western Kansas. He is tough, hard-working and independent serving our country both as a Marine and staunch defender for conservative principles. He is a man of action. He fights for Kansas, lower taxes, less regulation, and a smaller federal government every day. I’m thrilled to be a member of Team Roberts, and proud to declare my unwavering support for his campaign in 2014.” 

Roberts thanked Senators Ostmeyer, Love and Powell for their support of his 2014 campaign.

“I am honored to have the support of these conservative leaders representing Western Kansas,” Roberts said. “I am humbled and inspired by the broad support I have received from my fellow Republicans in every corner of our state. With backing from leaders like Senators Ostmeyer, Love and Powell, Team Roberts is focused on another Clean Sweep in 2014.” 

Republicans from across the state have endorsed Roberts for Senate in 2014, including:

  • Senator Bob Dole
  • Governor Sam Brownback
  • Senator Jerry Moran
  • First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp
  • Second District Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins
  • Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder
  • Fourth District Congressman Mike Pompeo
  • Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer
  • Secretary of State Kris Kobach
  • Attorney General Derek Schmidt
  • State Treasurer Ron Estes
  • Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle
  • Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick,
  • State Representative Lance Kinzer, Judiciary Committee Chairman
  • The Kansas State Rifle Association and KSRA President Patricia Stoneking
  • Kansas Senate Vice-President Jeff King
  • Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce
  • Kansas Senator Pat Apple
  • Kansas Senator Jim Denning
  • Kansas Senator Julia Lynn
  • Kansas Senator Jeff Melcher
  • Kansas Senator Rob Olson
  • Kansas Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook
  • Kansas Senator Greg Smith
  • Kansas Senator Kay Wolf