Oct 07 2013 -

Dozens of Kansas State Representatives Endorse Pat Roberts for Senate;

There are 77 Republicans Now On Team Roberts

Topeka, KS — Demonstrating a historic level of support from all corners of the state, 58 Kansas state representatives today announced their endorsement of Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate in 2014, bringing the total number of House endorsements to an unprecedented 77 representatives.

These latest endorsements add to the ever growing list of broad and deep Republican support for the Roberts campaign including, 19 state representatives from Johnson County, 31 Kansas state senators, and all of Kansas’ statewide elected officials on the ballot in 2014.  

Momentum for the Roberts campaign has never been stronger. Roberts’ tested, tough and trusted leadership has united Kansas Republicans from across the spectrum and across the state. From grassroots leaders to U.S. Senator Bob Dole, Kansas Republicans are speaking with a very unified voice in support of Pat Roberts. Today’s endorsements include:

  • Representative Stephen Alford, Ulysses
  • Representative John Barker, Abilene
  • Representative Sue Boldra, Hays
  • Representative John Bradford, Lansing
  • Representative Steve Brunk, Wichita
  • Representative Richard Carlson, St. Marys
  • Representative Will Carpenter, El Dorado
  • Representative Ward Cassidy, St. Francis
  • Representative Marshall Christmann, Lyons
  • Representative J.R. Claeys, Salina
  • Representative Susan Concannon, Beloit
  • Representative Ken Corbet, Topeka
  • Representative Travis Couture-Lovelady, Palco
  • Representative David Crum, Augusta
  • Representative Pete DeGraaf, Mulvane
  • Representative Diana Dierks, Salina
  • Representative John Doll, Garden City
  • Representative John Edmonds, Great Bend
  • Representative Joe Edwards, Haysville
  • Representative Bud Estes, Dodge City
  • Representative John Ewy, Jetmore
  • Representative Blaine Finch, Ottawa
  • Representative Shanti Gandhi, Topeka
  • Representative Mario Goico, Wichita
  • Representative Daniel Hawkins, Wichita
  • Representative Dennis Hedke, Wichita
  • Representative Phil Hermanson, Wichita
  • Representative Larry Hibbard, Toronto
  • Representative Don Hill, Emporia
  • Representative Don Hineman, Dighton
  • Representative Kyle Hoffman, Coldwater
  • Representative Jim Howell, Derby
  • Representative Steve Huebert, Valley Center
  • Representative Russ Jennings, Lakin
  • Representative Steven Johnson, Assaria
  • Representative Kevin Jones, Wellsville
  • Representative Mark Kahrs, Wichita
  • Representative Jim Kelly, Independence
  • Representative Connie O’Brien, Tonganoxie
  • Representative Leslie Osterman, Wichita
  • Representative Virgil Peck, Tyro
  • Representative Reid Petty, Liberal
  • Representative Tom Phillips, Manhattan
  • Representative Richard Proehl, Parsons
  • Representative Marc Rhoades, Newton
  • Representative Allan Rothlisberg, Grandview Plaza
  • Representative Ronald Ryckman, Meade
  • Representative Don Schroeder, Hesston
  • Representative Sharon Schwartz, Washington
  • Representative Joe Seiwert, Pretty Prairie
  • Representative Clark Shultz, McPherson
  • Representative Tom Sloan, Lawrence
  • Representative Gene Suellentrop, Wichita
  • Representative Vern Swanson, Clay Center
  • Representative Jack Thimesch, Cunningham
  • Representative Kent Thompson, Iola
  • Representative Jene Vickrey, Louisburg
  • Representative Troy Waymaster, Luray

 

House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey of Louisburg announced his endorsement of Roberts by stating, “Pat Roberts represents Kansas common sense in the U.S. Senate. He understands that the federal government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Just as all Kansas families must prioritize their spending, he knows that Washington must do the same. He is on the frontline against implementation of the president’s healthcare legislation that threatens to bankrupt states, drive up unemployment and force higher insurance premiums on Kansans. I am pleased to endorse Pat for reelection because I am confident he will continue the good fight for another six years.”

Announcing his endorsement of Pat Roberts for Senate, Representative Reid Petty said, “I am happy to announce my endorsement for Kansas U.S. Senator Pat Roberts for re-election in 2014. Senator Roberts has been a champion of fighting for limited government and for standing up for the values that Kansans expect from their elected officials. Values such as the 2nd Amendment, the right to life, and fighting to stop ObamaCare. Senator Roberts recently stood strong with his colleague Senator Ted Cruz on the senate floor in fighting against ObamaCare.  Senator Roberts is also from southwest Kansas, so it is vital that we continue to have a voice in the U.S. Senate from southwestern Kansas who can stand up to Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Senator Roberts has a proven record of getting results for Kansas."

State Representative Connie O’Brien of Tonganoxie strongly endorsed the Roberts campaign and said, “Pat has been a good and valued friend, a steadfast supporter of our country's founding principles and a staunch defender of our constitution. Pat has the commonsense, heart of America values shared by the vast majority of Kansans. I'm proud to endorse Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate."

Acknowledging the broad support he has received from these strong Republican leaders from   across the state, Senator Roberts said, “Today, Team Roberts is stronger than ever, and our momentum and support across the state continues to grow every day. We are poised for victory.  Victory for conservative values. Victory for fiscal sanity. Victory for Kansas. I want to thank the 58 state house leaders who endorsed my candidacy today. I look forward to working alongside each one of them over the next year to ensure another Republican 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, Wichita
  • Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, Stilwell
  • State Representative Lance Kinzer, Judiciary Committee Chairman
  • The Kansas State Rifle Association and KSRA President Patricia Stoneking
  • State Senate Vice-President Jeff King, Independence
  • State Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, Hutchinson
  • State Senator Pat Apple, Louisburg
  • State Senator Jim Denning, Overland Park
  • State Senator Julia Lynn, Olathe
  • State Senator Jeff Melcher, Leawood
  • State Senator Rob Olson, Olathe
  • State Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook, Shawnee
  • State Senator Greg Smith, Overland Park
  • State Senator Kay Wolf, Prairie Village
  • State Senator Ralph Ostmeyer, Grinnell
  • State Senator Garrett Love, Montezuma
  • State Senator Larry Powell, Garden City
  • State Senator Steve Abrams, Arkansas City
  • State Senator Les Donovan, Wichita
  • State Senator Dan Kerschen, Garden Plain
  • State Senator Ty Masterson, Andover
  • State Senator Carolyn McGinn, Sedgwick
  • State Senator Michael O’Donnell, Wichita
  • State Senator Mike Petersen, Wichita
  • State Senator Tom Arpke, Salina
  • State Senator Elaine Bowers, Concordia
  • State Senator Jay Emler, Lindsborg
  • State Senator Steve Fitzgerald, Leavenworth
  • State Senator Mitch Holmes, St. John
  • State Senator Forrest Knox, Altoona
  • State Senator Jake LaTurner, Pittsburg
  • State Senator Jeff Longbine, Emporia
  • State Senator Vicki Schmidt, Topeka
  • State Senator Caryn Tyson, Parker
  • Representative Rob Bruchman, Overland Park
  • Representative Larry Campbell, Olathe
  • Representative Stephanie Clayton, Overland Park
  • Representative Willie Dove, Bonner Springs
  • Representative Keith Esau, Olathe
  • Representative Mike Kiegerl, Olathe
  • Representative Marvin Kleeb, Overland Park
  • Representative Jerry Lunn, Overland Park
  • Representative Charles Macheers, Shawnee
  • Representative Craig McPherson, Overland Park
  • Representative Kelly Meigs, Lenexa
  • Representative Robert Montgomery, Olathe
  • Representative John Rubin, Shawnee
  • Representative Ron Ryckman, Jr., Olathe
  • Representative Scott Schwab, Olathe
  • Representative Bill Sutton, Gardner
  • Representative James Todd, Overland Park