Friday, October 31, 2014

New foe in Roberts’ Senate race

By The Herald Staff | 2/28/2014

TOPEKA — Incumbent Pat Roberts has another opponent to keep in mind as he campaigns to keep his seat in the U.S. Senate. Chad Taylor, Shawnee County district attorney, announced his candidacy Friday for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, according to media reports.

Taylor decided to run for higher office because Roberts and his colleagues in Washington have failed to create jobs and fix the national economy, the candidate said, according to reports. If Taylor wins the Democratic primary in August, he would face the winner of the Republican primary election, Roberts or candidate Dr. Milton Wolf, a Kansas City radiologist, in the November general election. Taylor currently is the only Democratic candidate for the position.

TOPEKA — Incumbent Pat Roberts has another opponent to keep in mind as he campaigns to keep his seat in the U.S. Senate. Chad Taylor, Shawnee County district attorney, announced his candidacy Friday for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, according to media reports.

Taylor decided to run for higher office because Roberts and his colleagues in Washington have failed to create jobs and fix the national economy, the candidate said, according to reports. If Taylor wins the Democratic primary in August, he would face the winner of the Republican primary election, Roberts or candidate Dr. Milton Wolf, a Kansas City radiologist, in the November general election. Taylor currently is the only Democratic candidate for the position.

Roberts recently came under fire after the New York Times reported the longtime senator does not own a residence in Kansas. Roberts denied the claims in a news release, saying that he owns a home in Kansas that currently houses a tenant and also pays rent to live in a home in Dodge City when he visits. The news release said Roberts pays state and property taxes.

In his most recent political ad, Roberts attacked Wolf’s social media presence, where he recently posted X-ray images of wounded patients from gunfire. The ad criticizes Wolf for posting private medical information of patients.

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