Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Report: Independent challenging Roberts in packed US Senate race

By The Herald Staff | 6/4/2014

TOPEKA — An Olathe businessman launched an independent bid Wednesday to challenge the long list of candidates for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Pat Roberts.

Greg Orman, Olathe, called himself a “common sense problem solver” and hopes to offer Kansans a different path to solving the problems that have created a congressional gridlock, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

TOPEKA — An Olathe businessman launched an independent bid Wednesday to challenge the long list of candidates for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Pat Roberts.

Greg Orman, Olathe, called himself a “common sense problem solver” and hopes to offer Kansans a different path to solving the problems that have created a congressional gridlock, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

“We’ve got problems we need to solve in this country that the politicians don’t want to solve,” Orman said, according to the report. “I think everyone knows Washington is broken.”

As an independent, Orman will need to receive 5,000 signatures to enter the race and take on winners of the primaries, which include Roberts, Milton Wolf, DJ Smith and Alvin Zahnter in the Republican primary and Chad Taylor and Patrick Weisner in the Democrat primary.

Orman previously ran against Roberts as a Democrat in 2007 for the same position, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal report.

“For me, I never felt completely comfortable in either party,” Orman said. “I’m fiscally responsible, socially tolerant.”

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