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  • **FILE** Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks Nov. 8, 2013, at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. (Associated Press)

    Milton Wolf accuses Pat Roberts of severing ties with Kansas

    Milton Wolf started running a radio commercial Tuesday that dings Sen. Pat Roberts for spending more of his time out of the state, as part of his ongoing effort to paint the veteran lawmakers as out of touch with Kansas and desperate to reconnect with voters ahead of the state's primary.

  • **FILE** Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks Nov. 8, 2013, at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. (Associated Press)

    Pat Roberts' attack ad questions Milton Wolf's trustworthiness

    Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts re-released a television ad Monday that raises questions about whether his tea party-backed opponent can be trusted if elected to the Senate.

  • **FILE** Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks Nov. 8, 2013, at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. (Associated Press)

    GOP primary foes in Kansas vow to push Obamacare repeal

    A Washington-based conservative group is hailing Sen. Pat Roberts and his Republican primary foe for signing a pledge to fight for Obamacare's repeal, according to wire reports.

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    Midwest VA hospitals also had secret waiting lists

    The problems with delayed care and unauthorized wait lists that caused a furor at a Veterans Affairs health care campus in Arizona existed at several facilities in the Midwest, but in much smaller numbers, VA officials said in letters to two U.S. senators.

  • Too Liberal? Sen. Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican who ranks as one of the most conservative members of the Senate, has acquired a primary rival who pledges to run further to the right. (Associated Press)

    It's official: Sen. Pat Roberts a true Kansan

    Sen. Pat Roberts can focus on his re-election bid this year, now that a state board has ruled he is a true Kansan who can be on the ballot in the Aug. 5 Republican primary.

  • US Senate race in Kansas heats up ahead of hearing

    Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election campaign is questioning the professional ethics of his tea party foe in the state's Republican primary over the challenger's past as president of a company that sold nutritional supplements.

  • **FILE** Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks Nov. 8, 2013, at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. (Associated Press)

    Sen. Pat Roberts to HHS nominee: No single-payer health care, right?

    Sen. Pat Roberts sought assurance Thursday that President Obama's pick to replace departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will not use Obamacare as a back-door to single-payer health care.

  • ** FILE ** Senate Rules Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, joined by the committee's ranking member Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Ex-Justice Stevens backs amendment on campaign funds

    Ex-Justice John Paul Stevens, in an unusually blunt appearance in a political setting for a former member of the Supreme Court, told a Senate hearing Wednesday that a constitutional amendment was needed to fix the nation's broken system for financing political campaign.

  • Milton Wolf, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, speaking to a Tea Party Express rally in Wichita, Kansas, on Sunday, April 27. Photo by Judson Phillips

    PHILLIPS: The Great Kansas divide

    It will be a long hot summer in Kansas. And that is just the politics.

  • McConnell base gets final OK for refueling tankers

    The U.S. Air Force has given final approval to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita as the home of the new KC-46A air refueling tanker, according to Kansas congressmen.

  • President Barack Obama shares a laugh with outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington to announce he would nominate current Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Sebelius. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Despite Obamacare problems, some Democrats want Sebelius to run for Senate: report

    Despite the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov and her decision to leave President Obama's cabinet next month, Democrats are urging Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to run for a Senate seat in Kansas against her old friend, Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, The New York Times said.

  • Roberts, Wolf report Senate fundraising totals

    Incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has maintained his fundraising advantage over fellow Republican Dr. Milton Wolf in their Kansas primary race according to the latest reports filed with federal election officials.

  • Sen. Thad Cochran (left) of Mississippi appears to be the only longtime Republican officeholder to face a tough challenge in his primary battle for re-election this year. State Sen. Chris McDaniel also has status among voters by having a high political post. (Associated Press)

    Tea party loses some steam in GOP races

    Tea party challenges to Republican senators are fizzling across the country, leaving Mississippi as the only state where a longtime Republican officeholder is seriously endangered by a primary threat from his right.

  • Dr. Milton Wolf, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, discusses issues with supporters during a rally, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at a restaurant in downtown Topeka, Kan. Wolf has been endorsed by the Tea Party Express in his GOP primary race against three-term U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Tea party PAC backs Wolf as Dem joins Senate race

    A Kansas physician trying to unseat three-term U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican primary picked up the endorsement of a national tea party group Thursday, and a northeast Kansas prosecutor confirmed that he's running as a Democrat.

  • Kansas senator attacks GOP foe over X-ray postings

    Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts' first television ad in his race for re-election this year attacks his physician-opponent in the Republican primary for posting graphic X-ray images on Facebook, and the spot began airing Wednesday on cable stations across the state.

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