Asked by the moderator at the closing of last night's U.S. Senate Debate in Kansas to say something nice about their opponent here is how each man replied. One generous, the other petty and mean-spirited. GREG ORMAN (Ind) - "Every time I've had an opportunity to talk privately with the senator, he's been a gentleman with a great sense of humor." SEN. PAT ROBERTS (R) - "I would say that you are a very well-dressed opponent. I admire your accumulation of wealth. I have a little question about how you got there from here, but that's the American dream."
More bad news for the Republicans' hopes of taking the Senate.
MSNBC, The Rachel Maddow Show, Sept. 16, 2014. Rachel Maddow discusses the Kansas Supreme Court case to decide if Democratic candidate Chad Taylor can drop out of the Senate race, and whether independent candidate Greg Orman might beat incumbent Pat Roberts regardless of their decison with Kansas City Star reporter Dave Helling.
Bad news for Republicans and their chances of taking back the Senate.
If you are a big Democratic spender looking to make an impact, you won’t find a better place than Kansas.
TPM's Josh Marshall doesn't believe Chad Taylor being forced to remain on the ballot in the Kansas Senate race will matter much and explains why.
MSNBC, The Last Word, Sept. 4, 2014. Lawrence O'Donnell and Steve Kornacki discuss Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announcement that he will not remove Democrat Chad Taylor's name from the ballot as a candidate for U.S. Senate.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas must remain on the November ballot even though he wants to withdraw against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday Democrat Chad Taylor did not comply with state law. He says Taylor didn't formally declare that he would be unable to serve if elected. Taylor Wednesday withdrew from the race without explanation, raising questions about whether he quit to give independent candidate Greg Orman a better shot at defeating three-term conservative Roberts, who has struggled to solidify re-election in a predominantly Republican state." (KWCH video) It doesn't get much more blatant than this.--Scarce
There is a real possibility that an independent candidate could win against incumbent Pat Roberts.