Apr 11 2013 -
Roberts kicks off 2014 campaign with strong war chest and significant support
Topeka, KS – The Pat Roberts for Senate campaign today announced it had met the first quarter fundraising deadline with more than $1 million cash-on hand, giving Roberts a strong lead in the 2014 contest for U.S. Senate.
“Pat Roberts’ long-time commitment as a fiscal conservative who wants to stop wasteful government spending, reduce taxes on Kansas families and businesses and roll-back the Obama administration’s assault on personal and economic freedoms is a winning message,” said Rick Berger of Atchison, chair of the Pat Roberts for Senate Finance Committee.
Roberts ends the first quarter of 2013 with $1,027,897 in the bank, having formally announced his re-election bid in late January at the Republican State Convention in Hutchinson. Overall, the campaign has raised more than $1.5 million in the election cycle.
In 2008, Roberts raised more than $6.5 million, decisively defeating his Democrat opponent 60 percent to 36 percent in a year where Democrats held a strong national advantage.
“Pat never takes a race for granted,” said Berger. “He will campaign aggressively to ask Kansans for their continued support and assistance. He has a proven track record of raising whatever it takes to counter a challenge and to get his message out. This campaign will be no different.”
Roberts for Senate also recently announced a strong statewide honorary campaign committee. Co-chaired by Governor Sam Brownback and Senator Jerry Moran, the honorary campaign members are: Congressman Tim Huelskamp, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, Congressman Kevin Yoder, Congressman Mike Pompeo, Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and State Treasurer Ron Estes.
Pat Roberts, from Dodge City, is the Senior U.S. Senator from Kansas. Roberts' successful 2008 campaign has been widely credited as the foundation for the increase in Republican registration in Kansas. That historic momentum was built upon with the leadership of Governor Sam Brownback during the 2010 Clean Sweep victories and continued in 2012 as Republicans across Kansas are enthused about a bright future for Kansas and America.